Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Holographic Singer Performs On Letterman

hOLO.jpg

The bespectacled comic genius might be retiring from TV soon, but that hasn't stopped David Letterman from breaking new ground in the medium.

Just months after indie band Future Islands wowed audiences and near broke social media with a refreshingly raw performance on the show, written about here, last night saw Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku drop by the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York.

So what’s weird about that, you might well ask. Let us fill you in: she's a ‘vocaloid’, or hologram to you and us, and a hologram which has supported Lady Gaga on tour.

She's not the only one. Like electronic, pelvic-thrusting versions of Lazarus, some of our most beloved stars have recently been digitally resurrected for a host of live concerts. However, until now we haven't seen this sort of witchcraft on TV.

In the disbelieving video, below, you can see Miku play alongside a live band, made even more bizarre by Letterman walking over to do his usual ‘thanks to the act and goodnight’ shtick as the notably enthused audience shout the roof off, and seems to be genuinely won over by the whole spectacle. There’s even a little wave between the pair.

Now we just wait for the announcement of a holographic super group between Tupac, Michael Jackson and Miku very soon.

Related

dancing3.jpg

All Men Must Dance

615x330_haruki2.jpg

The Ultimate Haruki Murakami Quiz

p.jpg

Edgar Wright's Pharrell & Daft Punk Video Lands

Bluetooth.jpg

The Stunning Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone

Michael-Jackson-HERO.jpg

Michael Jackson as a hologram

anime2.jpg

Pharrell's Anime-Inspired It Girl Video

TupacHERO.jpg

Tupac Hologram Wows Coachella

615x330-ferris-b.jpg

The 15 Best Closing Songs In Films

615x330_JoyDivHERO.jpg

The Ultimate Joy Division Quiz

Comments

More

Donald Trump's mate "Jim says we can't go to Paris anymore

Sounds like a reliable source

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

Bradley Lowery is going to be England mascot

Fantastic news for the young Sunderland fan

by Matt Tate
24 Feb 2017

Straight men are officially the worst people in the world at sex

But don't worry, apparently there's a way to fix it

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

A trampoline park with laser tag and a mega slide is coming to London

For those who want to OD on activities

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has his say on Primark t-shirt

Shirt happens

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

This good rescue doggo was reunited with his good doggo siblings

More of this please, 2017

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

Waitrose is selling Easter trees and people want to burn them

"Taking the piss now"

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

Doris, and why we name storms

They all have names, and we decided on them

by Matt Tate
23 Feb 2017

A Swedish politician reckons we should all be paid to fuck during work

Ooooooh, afternoon delight

by Alex Finnis
23 Feb 2017

Teens that drink and smoke weed are smarter, says study

Less Bill and Ted, more McLovin

by Emily Badiozzaman
23 Feb 2017