There are holograms, and then there’s the multi-media magic that’s about be pulled off in memoriam of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
It’s been 20 years since Selena was shot and killed, but the Queen of Tejano music is still very much beloved (right, Drake?), so the Texas native’s family announced that she will, indeed, sing again, thanks to hologram technology.
According to the announcement made on her official Facebook page on Tuesday (April 7), the hologram, “Selena the One,” is the development of a “walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment of iconic singer, Selena.”
The company responsible for the project, Acrovit, is working with the late singer’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to create new productions for her fans. “Selena the One” will release new songs and videos and collaborate with current artists and—get this—go on tour in 2018.
“Selena is a Latin- American icon who was taken before her time. Acrovirt and the Quintanilla family are excited to announce that Selena will continue to share her creative talents with the world in a new innovative way,” said Terry Kennedy, Co-Founder of Acrovirt.
Let’s just hope this hologram won’t be as controversial as the Tupac and Michael Jackson versions.
What do you think? Will you go to Selena’s hologram tour?