Coming to a Stage Near You: Selena as a Hologram? | NBC Chicago

Coming to a Stage Near You: Selena as a Hologram?



    You may be able to see Selena perform in the 21st century – as a hologram.

    That’s part of a new plan by a San Diego-based company to create a digital embodiment of the late singer. She will dance, perform new songs and collaborate with other artists.

    The project is being spearheaded by Acrovirt LLC., which is working with Selena’s family and the University of California San Diego to launch the hologram.

    "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," Acrovirt co-founder Terry Kennedy said in an online statement.

    You could see the hologram in 2018 if a $500,000 crowdfunding campaign is successful. The campaign starts on April 16.

    Selena’s dad, Abraham Quintanilla, told BuzzFeed News that he wouldn’t describe it as a hologram.

    “It’s a newer technology – more advanced than hologram,” he said in an email to BuzzFeed.

    The superstar was killed in 1995 at the hands of her fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, who is serving a life sentence in Selena's death.

    Fans marked the 20th anniversary of her death last week by celebrating her life, holding festivals, concerts, exhibitions and even lookalike contests in her honor across the country.