Good news, Selena fans! If you missed your chance to see the beloved pop star in concert before her untimely death, you’re getting a second chance. The Quintanilla family just announced that her hologram will be releasing new music — and going on tour in 2018!
Selena Quintanilla may have died 20 years ago, but her spirit lives on in the hearts of those who loved her music. And, on Tuesday, April 7, a company called Acrovirt, LLC, stated in a press release that they would be launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise $500,000 to create “Selena The One” — a hologram version of the pop star who will create new music and videos to match, collaborate with current, living artists, and head out on tour in 2018. Amazing!
Selena’s Hologram Tour — ‘The One’ To Release New Music
“#HappyTuesday Selena fans! SURPRISE!” Selena’s Facebook page read at the top of a post gushing about the planned walking, talking, dancing and singing hologram. Surprise is a bit of an understatement! With the cooperation of Selena’s family, Acrovirt, top scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and the San Diego Latino Film Festival, “Selena The One” is expected to rock the stage once more in 2018.
Of course, that depends on if sufficient funding is raised through Indiegogo — that launches April 16 if you’re eager to contribute.
“Selena is a Latin American icon who was taken before her time. Acrovirt and the Quintanilla family are excited to announce that Selena will continue to share her creative talents with the world in a new innovative way,” said Terry Kennedy, the co-founder of Acrovirt in the press release.
This is groundbreaking stuff. While we’ve already seen musicians who have passed away grace the stage again in hologram form, such as Michael Jackson at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and Tupac Shakur at 2012’s Coachella (don’t pretend that didn’t blow your mind), “Selena The One” is prepped to be a technological achievement; Acrovirt is calling it (her?) “revolutionary.”
Selena: A Superstar Taken From Us Too Soon
Selena was just 23 years old when she was brutally murdered in 1995 by Yolana Saldívar, the obsessive leader of her fan club. Her death was a major loss to the music industry; the Queen of Tejano was known for songs like “Como La Flor” and “I Could Fall In Love,” and took home a 1994 Grammy award for Best Mexican/American Album for Live! She became the first female Tejano singer to reach gold album status in the United States with Ven Conmigo in 1990.
Her accomplishments were many, and her voice beautiful. There has been a definite void in the music industry since her passing, and it’s understandable why people would jump at the chance to see her perform one more time.
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think about creating a Selena hologram?
— Samantha Wilson