Watch Michael Jackson return as a moonwalking hologram

A hologram of Michael Jackson appeared tonight at the Billboard Music Awards, almost five years after the singer’s death. Jackson’s hologram was materialized sprawled on a shimmering golden throne amid a host of backing dancers both real and ethereal. Stepping away from the incorporeal backdrop, Jackson’s hologram threw out a host of his signature shapes, moonwalking its way through pyrotechnics as it performed the singer’s recently released Slave to the Rhythm. The song comes from Jackson’s posthumous Xscape album, released this month, which is made up of unreleased material remixed by artists such as Timbaland.

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