Michael Jackson's Magic

Posted by on 23/05/2014

The late Michael Jackson underwent a resurrection of sorts at the BillBoard Music Awards ceremony held recently.

The star studded audience watched in amazement as the ‘King of Pop’ joined 15 live dancers and took centre stage to dance and sing ‘Slave to the Rhythm’, a track of his newly released posthumous album Xscape.

Although it was widely reported that a hologram was responsible for the performance, word is that an old magician’s trick originating from the 16th century was the inspiration for the technique. The two dimensional illusion was first used in a production of Charles Dickens play ‘The Haunted Man’ in 1862.

BillBoard said it took months of planning, choreography and fine tuning technology to get the result that has caused amazement around the world.

Flash Player

HELP: Nothing showing below? Have an iPad (without Adobe Flash Player)?
Don't miss out - you can still view the content at: youtube