Michael Jackson hologram performs at the Billboard Music Awards. The King of Pop died back in June 2009 but the incredibly realistic hologram performed Slave To The Rhythm and even moonwalked across the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The track is from Jacko’s new posthumous album Xscape and was introduced by Ludacris, who was hosting the awards. The hologram danced around the stage in a golden jacket and red trousers with fire shooting all around him, before appearing alongside several dancers and began with Michael sat on a throne. The onstage resurrection garnered a standing ovation by the star-studded audience, who were clearly moved by the performance nearly five years after his death – but it vey nearly didn’t happen. Only two days before on Friday May 16, 2014, did a federal judge rule that the Billboard Music Awards could use the hologram, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance.

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