Despite having died in 2009, Michael Jackson performed at the Billboard Music Awards last night on TV. It was a hologram, performing his song “Slave to the Rhythm,” from the posthumous album Xscape. The stunt was six months in the making.
BBMA producers Dick Clark Productions built a special stage at the rear of the MGM Grand Arena that was used only for the Jackson performance. Dancers moved through aisles as Jackson was seen rising from a throne, walking down steps before going into several trademark routines, a moonwalk being one of the them. Lasers, streams of flames and dancers in ancient costumes were part of the film.
Jackson was the hit of the show. In fact, if it weren’t for the holographic performance, you might not even know that Billboard gave out awards last night. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)