Today in Ratings Ploys That Are Lacking In Good Taste: Simon Cowell's singing competition show X Factor is supposedly considering having contestants "duet" with holograms of deceased stars like Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley, NME reported. To which I say "oof."
Hologram performers became an official "thing" back in April when Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside a hologram of rapper Tupac Shakur at Coachella. Celine Dion has also performed with holograms of Stevie Wonder and Elvis, the latter on American Idol back in 2009.
But she is Celine Fucking Dion. It's a bit different to resurrect the likeness of a deceased star to "perform" alongside some warbling 19-year-old who works at Coldstone Creamery. Somehow I don't see Michael Jackson's family signing onto that publicity stunt.