Michael Jackson Hologram Wows Billboard Awards
'Creepily real' moonwalker performs new hit
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2014 3:25 AM CDT
Jennifer Lopez performs on stage at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Justin Timberlake was the big winner at last night's Billboard Music Awards but the real star was his idol: Michael Jackson. The singer was resurrected as a hologram that performed his "new" hit "Slave to the Rhythm" off his posthumous album in front of a thrilled crowd at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, reports the New York Daily News, which found the late singer's hologram to be "creepily real" as it moonwalked across the stage. Timberlake won a total of seven prizes, including top artist, NBC reports. "I want to thank everybody on Earth ... except Donald Sterling," he said, accepting his award from overseas via video. (For more from the awards, click to see the best, worst, and wackiest outfits.)

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Chicagoist
May 20, 2014 9:16 AM CDT
Doesn't take much courage to beat a dead horse; even someone as deserving as Sterling. The hologram was very cool.
SJay
May 20, 2014 9:02 AM CDT
Wondering if they did it with an impersonator doing the moves and his face with CGI.
LenettW
May 19, 2014 9:26 PM CDT
It was strange to see but best part of the show.