Remember when 2Pac was “resurrected” at Coachella in 2012?
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The late Shakur showed up, in hologram form, to perform “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The crowd went nuts.
Although it wasn’t the first of its kind, the hologram was the talk of social media. Soon, other artists like Michael Jackson…
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… and Jenni Rivera were brought back to life.
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However, unlike the 2Pac hologram, the holograms that followed looked more like projections of impersonators than a carefully crafted animation that made you question if you were looking at the real thing. Last year, a Whitney Houston hologram performance that was supposed to air on “The Voice” was pulled after a leaked video made the rounds on social media and was mostly panned by viewers.
That hasn’t stopped anyone from continuing to use holograms of dead artists.
Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel will reportedly be the next iconic performer to take the stage as a hologram.
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Gustavo Farias, a producer organizing a star-studded Juan Gabriel tribute concert in Mexico, revealed the show would include a hologram of El Divo de Juarez.
— Gustavo Farias (@FariasMusic) January 30, 2017
According to Farias, all of the performers scheduled to appear will take the stage with the JuanGa hologram.
The show, Eternamente Juan Gabriel, is scheduled for Feb 18 in Mexico City. It will feature performances by Juanes, Yuri, Andrea Bocelli, Pepe Aguilar and Shalia Durcal.
— Eternamente Juanga (@eternamente_jg) January 27, 2017
We’ll have to wait and see if we get a 2Pac-level hologram or a Whitney Houston-level hologram. What do you think? Would it be better to skip the hologram altogether?