Katy Perry will be celebrating at the Billboard Music Awards in style tonight with a special world premiere of her new song “Birthday” along with a multitude of notable performers. And one of those performers may just happen to be Michael Jackson’s hologram.
According to Web Pro News, “a federal judge has allowed the Billboard Music Awards to go ahead with its plans to use a Michael Jackson hologram during the awards show. We don’t know what the hologram will be performing, but it will be the first time the King of Pop has been resurrected using the technology.”
Jackson’s hologram will be part of a star-studded line-up that includes Perry, Lorde and Robin Thicke. And as was the case when Tupac Shakur’s hologram performed at Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, there is rampant speculation that Michael and Katy Perry may end up performing together as well.
The only thing precluding that from happening however is that Katy Perry will not be live in Las Vegas where the show is being held, meaning the duet might have to take place via long distance. According to Billboard.com, “Perry, a three-time BBMA winner and a finalist in 10 categories this year, will perform via satellite from her ‘Prismatic World Tour.'”
Despite being in the pop star business for almost ten years now, Katy Perry is still recognized as one of the elite. Her new song “Birthday” hails from Katy’s latest studio record titled Prism and according to Billboard, “is shaping as another huge hit…currently in the top 15 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart. Her global “Prismatic” trek will rack-up a total of 107 dates this year, with more being planned for 2015.”
Michael Jackson meanwhile has returned to the spotlight as well recently – despite having passed away in 2009. As previously reported by Inquistr, Jackson’s hologram will team-up with Justin Timberlake on a new song called “Love Never Felt So Good”. The song can be found on Michael’s second posthumous album, “Xscape,” released last week.
Having the hologram perform alongside a heavy weight like Perry would certainly fulfill the hype put forth by Dick Clark Productions, the producers in charge of the Billboard Music Awards. The potential Katy Perry, Michael Jackson performance is promised to be “history making” according to the producers.
If you want to catch Michael Jackson’s hologram perform alongside pop superstar Katy Perry be sure to check out the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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