If you guys caught the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on the 18th of May, 2014 there’s a good chance you witnessed the digital resurrection of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I’ve talked about how it’s possible to bring back the stars that are no longer with us on Midnight HeartBEAT recently, and it is incredibly wicked to see one of my favourite artists of all time perform again this way.
I cried my heart out on the day MJ died. It was one of the greatest losses the music industry has ever faced and something a lot of fans will never get over. To celebrate the release of his new posthumous album Xscape, MJ performed a track off the album called ‘Slave to the Rhythm’. The spectacular performance raised a standing ovation from the audience, along with a lot of emotions ranging from happy tears to screams of jubilation.
On film it falls a little short of quality, but that is always the case with projections and holograms; you need to be there. Regardless, it was beautiful to see him perform again, and I know I was grinning like a little loon throughout.
One thing’s for sure: We will always love Michael Jackson, and that’s what makes him immortal.