New York Daily News: The King of Pop slayed them at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night.
Michael Jackson was resurrected from the dead in hologram form, singing and doing his famous moonwalk in front of a star-studded Las Vegas audience.
Jackson performed his new hit “Slave to the Rhythm” off his posthumous album “Xscape” — which debuted last week at No. 1 in 50 countries.
In a show-stopping act produced by the Estate of Michael Jackson and broadcast on ABC, the “Thriller” singer appeared on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to wild cheers and more than a few tears.
The number started with a group of dancers dressed as storm troopers lining the stage, their chests emblazoned with the initials M.J. The curtain parted to reveal a digitally resurrected version of Jackson sitting on leopard-print throne.
A Michael Jackson hologram performed ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ off his posthumous album ‘Xscape.’
Soon Jackson was in the spotlight, his high voice bouncing off the walls and his feet gliding across the stage as the crowd roared.
Dressed in red pants and a sparkly gold jacket sporting military epaulettes on the shoulders, Jackson, who died in 2009 at the age of 50 from a drug overdose, appear creepily real.
As the audience watched, some people dabbed their eyes, perhaps wishing the image was real.
At the end of the performance, the crowd gave Jackson a standing ovation.
CHRISTOPHER POLK/GETTY IMAGES FOR COACHELLAA hologram version of the late rapper Tupac Shakur performed at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival in California.
Like all things Jackson, the moment came with controversy.
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