Maggie: So, what is the Next Big Thing? Well, you have seen American Idol and The Voice, right? This week we are talking about a new kind of pop star; one who never makes a mistake. Her name is Hatsune Miku. She has thousands of fans, not just in Japan but all around the world!
At her concerts, Hatsune sings every song without ever missing a beat and performs every dance move perfectly. But this singing sensation is not human! Hatsune Miku is completely computer generated and her singing is from a voice synthesizing program.
And maybe you have heard about the late Tupac Shakur performing at the Coachella music festival. The hip hop icon made the unusual appearance alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. How? Tupac was actually a 2D hologram. And now, there are rumors that the hologramed Tupac might go out on tour.
After all, Japan’s virtual singer Hatsune performed four concerts over a two-day period in Tokyo. Ten thousand tickets were sold, with each ticket going for 6,300 yen or $76 US.
And now, there are rumors that Justin Bieber might perform with a holographic Elvis!
- Are virtual concerts the next big thing?