Singer Selena To Be Resurrected As Hologram, Produce New Music, Go On Tour

April 16, 2015


The family of the late singer Selena have announced their plans to bring the musician back to life through the use of a new hologram-like technology. They also plan to release new music and have the virtual Selena go on tour in 2018. I will go to see her, and I will buy so much merch.

The project is being called "Selena the One."

"By no means is this something that's creepy or weird," her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, told Billboard. "We think it's something amazing. A lot of the new fans that did not get to experience what Selena was about hopefully will be able to get a sense of her with this new technology that's going to be coming out."

"People don't realize how fast technology is moving," she told Billboard. "This is something that we're building for another two to three years, so when 2018 comes around they'll be like, 'Oh, OK, we get it.' "

What's your favorite Selena song? Mine's Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. It's about a guy that she likes so much that every time she sees him her heart goes bidi bidi bom bom. Man, I want my heart to go bidi bidi bom bom. I'm pretty sure the closest I've ever felt to that feeling is a panic attack.

Thanks to Ed, who wants to be a groupie.

  • captaindash

    This is probably the first time I've heard a 'minority' hit that's a bite of a white song. It's a bite of a song by Shangri-Las made before Selena was born.

  • Spartikiss

    Old post and all... But, could you explain your statement? I can't find any hits to the song you are referring to.

  • captaindash

    I guess it was late at night when I wrote that, plus it was half a joke. The songs aren't really the same at all. I was referring to Dum Dum Ditty (Boom Boom) by the Shangri-Las.

  • asadachi

    It must suck that the only talent your country can produce is a dead singer.

  • dougfunnay

    where does this end?
    sex tapes of the deceased?!?

    because the last thing the world needs is a fat greasy elvis banging a cracked out whitney houston

  • Leland_Gaunt

    No, THIS, is the end result...sigh...

  • Joey Svitek

    "By no means is this something that's creepy or weird"
    Except, that's exactly what it is.

  • Meh

    Ugh i already hated that douchebag wannabe rapper doing a coop with almighty MJ even though unfortunately he already passed. Screw you Sony SCREW YOU.

  • KLanD

    I'm aware of "holographic" performers in Japan.. but they aren't based on real people.

    This is kinda disturbing.. on a few levels.

  • Forblat

    They should redo this exactly, but with the Selena hologram:

  • Ollie Williams

    Money pool from her estate must have dried up. Nothing like whoring out a deceased sibling with the guise of introducing her music to new fans. If anyone was remotely interested in this, they can buy her CD on Amazon for $9. Ridiculous.

  • captaindash

    Why is it ridiculous? Why shouldn't they do it if people wanna pay to see it? It's her own family, not some company who bought the rights years ago and is fleecing her loved ones.
    I don't like GMO green beans. They are unnatural and taste horrible to me. Still, I don't stare at them in the grocery aisle and go "Ridiculous". I just buy the red cabbage in the next aisle and don't give it a second thought.

  • Ollie Williams

    As if a company or a family has any relevance to whoring out their loved ones. Corporate or not, it's in extremely poor taste and an obvious money grab, unless they intend to recoup the "concert" costs and then give the rest to charity. Something tells me the latter is doubtful.

  • Jenness

    I agree. This is one of those "just because it can be done does not mean it should". There are amazing artists alive now, things change and so do styles, life is important - not this creepy and bizarre imitations of life manipulated to cash in on a deceased person's reputation or trust factor to deliver messages.

    I see this being used in so many awful ways, hey...let's bring back Ron Hubbard and convince Scientologists that he's really been resurrected in the machine! Or Jesus or Newton or Hitler (bizarre, good or evil) or any figure in history where there might be potential to exploit others through them. The dead need to Rest In Peace. Earth is for the living.

  • captaindash

    Are you channelling your inner Jeff Goldblum? This ain't Jurassic Park (although now that I think about it there are some parallels...)

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