The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards is a highly anticipated event that is normally headlined by country musicians and performers, but this year the highlight of the event will be a guest appearance by Jimmy Kimmel — to be more specific, Jimmy Kimmel’s hologram.
According to Reality TV World, Jimmy Kimmel will appear via hologram at the 48th annual CMA Awards in Nashville Wednesday while simultaneously hosting his talk show in Los Angeles.
Dateline reported that the late night show host is looking to capitalize on his network’s broadcast of the CMA Awards, the same way he has with the Oscars.
Kimmel announced that his November 5 show will feature Hologram Kimmel appearing on the CMAs stage in Nashville, as well as a hologrammed guest and musical act Florida Georgia Line, from Nashville, appearing at his Hollywood studio.
A release from ABC indicated that Hologram USA will provide the high-tech services.
The release also gave a preview of the show.
“His first guest will be an in-studio guest in Hollywood while his second guest will be an unannounced CMA Award winner from that evening’s event who will be interviewed as a hologram by Jimmy on stage in Hollywood. The show will also feature a musical performance from reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, Florida Georgia Line, from Nashville that will also be hologrammed to Hollywood, as if live on Kimmel’s outdoor stage for his studio audience.”
According to the Inquisitr, Jimmy Kimmel has been trying a lot of new things to get ahead of the competition he faces from other late night shows. In a recent episode he posed as a Uber driver.
Having had his debut on the Oscars stage, Jimmy Kimmel will now bring his comedic flair to the CMA awards.
The CMA Awards are presented to country music artists and broadcasters, according to voting by CMA members. The first CMA awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony in Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in 1967. The second annual CMA awards were presented in October 1968; NBC taped the ceremony and televised it a few weeks later. In following years, the awards were televised live, usually in October or November, by NBC from 1969 through 1971, then by CBS from 1972 through 2005, and then by ABC beginning in 2006.
Jimmy Kimmel’s hologram will no doubt be an interesting addition to the CMA awards, which is to be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
[Photo Credit: ABC/Randy Holmes]