Japanese Virtual Pop Star Performs On Letterman Show

October 10, 2014

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What the f***? I should have retired years ago.

This is a video of Japanese virtual pop star Hatsune Miku performing her smash-bang hit 'Sharing The World' on the Late Show with David Letterman. You think she's allowed to perform simultaneous shows in different cities on the same night? She even has a band. Could you imagine playing the bass for a virtual singer? I can't, because I would have already killed myself. I didn't teach myself how to play the guitar for this shit.

Keep going for a video of her debut American performance.

Thanks to bria, who agrees virtual pop stars should be outlawed.

  • darabe

    people in the crowd who are clueless are just like "what the fuck did i just sit through?

  • shifty

    So where were you naysayers when they did that stupid Tupac hologram? I think it's great to have something like this so mainstream. If you can believe it, there aren't a ton of people who enjoy this sort of thing who can piss away the 3-4000$ to fly to Japan to see her perform.

  • MeggyMonster

    Seems a bit off with out the crowd chanting and wiggling glow sticks.

  • Makoto Kawashiro

    Another web writer that don't know jack shit about what they're writing about.

  • TempUserName4

    About.

  • Gorm m

    gaaaaahhhh kill it!!!

  • Joel Salazar

    I dont think this fit dave lettermans demographic. I'm sure all across the country as some 40~50 year olds got home to watch some letterman, was dumbstruck by this. They want some Hootie and the blowfish or something like that. Not some virtual pop princess like Miku. For all we know Letterman was probably against this. But his bosses forced him to do it. Maybe some contractual obligation or corporate decree. Who are we to know the inner workings of media? All we supposed to do is watch it.

  • Dave owns his own production company. I'm sure he gets pressure, but he has plenty of say who gets on the show.

  • Bean

    No overpaid pointless star, music no worse (or better) than most pop 'artists' and a star that can't end up destroying their image with drug, drink, sex etc.
    Can't see this as a bad thing to be honest

  • McGarnagle

    Letterman only has a few years left on the show, so he's gonna get real weird with it.

  • Kelly

    Have none of you seen Miku Hatsune before? The software is what they call Vocaloid it can be made to sing anything. And when done right sounds fairly realistic but with a bit of an autotune sound. When did America lose its ability to invovate and be creative? Not just 4 and 5 year olds like it... Why are you even on a website for geeks if you're going to say insulting things like that. Think about all the people on this site that love comics (once considered only childs stuff) cartoons, and various other stuff that they obsess over as a kid and continue to as an adult. I suppose only in Japan really does apply because people here are to full of themselves to think different from the norm. By the way This software and Miku Hatsune have been around for several years.

  • Brad Walton

    It just seems like the worst aspects of pop, taken to an obscenely artificial, mass produced level. So she's a perpetual 16 year old girl who doesn't have/need talent, and she has the ability to make thousands of songs each year.

    I don't even know why I'm saying "she". I'm not clear about what Vocaloid is, so I'm not sure if there is even a female behind the curtain. I'm just gonna say, to each their own. No reason to hate on this, but I just don't get it.

  • Juniper

    Yep, we Americans are all box-thinkers that can't see past our own noses. That's why America is home to schools like Caltech, MIT, and Harvard, and home to companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and SpaceX. Japan, meanwhile, has produced software that can sing - let's try to avoid thinking about the fact that you can probably download an app on your phone that does the same thing - and a holographic anime girl that basement-dwellers will fap to. Brilliant. Just brilliant.

    That said, not everyone's going to think this is cool. Get over it.

  • Jenness

    I was thinking the same thing Juniper. It's not going to be everyone's bag so don't insult the people who are ho hum about it when they can get the same thing off of their ipad.

  • Conrado Parra

    Dave just didn't give 2 fucks...

  • Fred

    So it's people playing very generic backing music for an over-synthesized, over-produced and over-hyped 3D animation of a cartoon vocalist? Ah when did the magic flee from my life...?

  • Souichirou

    LOL, This is the closest thing you will get to magic a holographic Idol performing music. most music today is not written by the performers its generic to feed the masses they all sound the same especially if its within the same genre. This at least won't have stupid drama spew from the mass produced music stars you see today.

  • Fred

    Look at the videos for this thing on Youtube... people are calling it by name and treating it like it is a real person. On that basis I can see just as much terrifying drama evolving as with any other generic pop star.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Also no reason for paparazzi and leaked sex tapes.

  • Jenness

    If you don't think there aren't copious amounts of porn, drawn, animated and gif'd out then you clearly have never visited 4Chan. I'm pretty sure there are entire forums dedicated to high def porn art and video of this "popstar".

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