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    'X Factor' bosses planning holograms of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Elvis

    'X Factor' bosses planning holograms of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley

    Producers keen for contestants on new series to duet with departed musical icons

    X Factor bosses want the new series of the show to feature holograms of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley, according to reports.

    The Sun says that producers of the TV behemoth want contestants to be able to duet with a host of star names from beyond the grave so it can "keep getting better".

    In June of this year, it was reported that bosses at ITV were considering axing The X Factor as they've become "too reliant" on the programme, while in March Simon Cowell was rumoured to be considering scrapping his creation as a result of a dip in its ratings and criticism for its new judging panel.

    However, an insider claims that those who work on the programme are still looking for ways in which it can improve and that its boss, Richard Holloway, was inspired after witnessing Celine Dion duet with a hologram of Stevie Wonder during a concert. "The X Factor has to keep getting better so they are looking at holograms as a way of creating a splash," they said, before adding:

    "Imagine Elvis or Amy Winehouse at the grand final. It would be incredible TV and an amazing experience for contestants. The technology's there and has been used on several big stages. The X Factor final is perfect for something like this. It nearly happened last year after show boss Richard Holloway saw the Stevie Wonder hologram at Celine Dion."

    Ever since Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg brought a hologram of Tupac onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April this year, the prospect of digitally resurrecting deceased iconic performers has been a big talking point, with the likes of Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix all mooted as possible candidates to appear as holograms. Most recently, Amy Winehouse's father Mitch revealed that a hologram of the late singer could appear onstage as a way of keeping her musical legacy alive.

    In July, however, James Rock - the man behind Musion Systems, the company that helped create the hologram of Tupac Shakur claimed that he doesn't believe holograms will ever "replace live performances".

    Auditions are currently taking place for the new series of The X Factor, meanwhile, with singer Nicole Scherzinger joining the judging panel after replacing former Destiny Child's star Kelly Rowland.

    Source: http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/65325

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    I'd like to see a hologram of MJ, especially if it's done right. I can't help but wonder which era they'd make a hologram of? I'd like to see Dangerous personally because I feel that was his overall peak, but it wouldn't surprise me if they went with "Thriller" Michael because that's the image the general public enjoyed the most.

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    Bad era MJ please. But I doubt this is true anyway, not even a hologram of MJ will make me watch this rubbish.
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    I'd like to see a hologram of MJ, especially if it's done right. I can't help but wonder which era they'd make a hologram of? I'd like to see Dangerous personally because I feel that was his overall peak, but it wouldn't surprise me if they went with "Thriller" Michael because that's the image the general public enjoyed the most.
    I don't think they will go for the thriller era....they will choose the familiar looks of MJ while he is in tour,especially the Bad and Dangerous tour....just speculations now

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    I'd guess they'd go for either Thriller or Bad era Mike for a hologram... the Estate used a circa 1985 Michael for both the 'Michael' album cover and the logo for Planet Michael IIRC, and it was his commercial peak that casual fans really remember, so I guess that would make sense.

    I don't watch any of these reality TV thingies BTW, I only really hear about them on news sites and forums, lol. A hologram sounds like such a naff idea to me, anyway. It seems that these days, commercial interests and some fans are never willing to allow 20th century cultural icons to die, even once they have died.

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    Oh please, for the love of all things sacred in music, DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jackson
    How you gonna talk about the birds and the bees, when you met your own wife when she was only fourteen? Then you made one daughter; she (ah!) came to me. I took her to my Neverland Ranch to Hee-Hee!

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