The late King of Pop will perform during the
The closely guarded secret was spoiled after a lawsuit from tech companies, hoping to stop the performance, was rejected by a federal judge.
Hologram USA Inc. and Musion Das Hologram Ltd. filed an emergency suit Thursday, alleging one of their products was being used without their permission by a competitor to create an image that will depict Jackson performing "Slave to the Rhythm," a cut taken from his posthumous new album "Xscape."
While the companies own the rights to the technology that famously raised Tupac Shakur from the dead at the
Judge Kent Dawson also said the compaines failed to provide sufficient evidence that their patents were being used to create the Jackson hologram, according to the court order obtained by The Times.
Details on the spectacle have been kept tightly under wraps. Show producers have called it a "history-making performance" and a source close to the production promised the "technology is so spectacular and groundbreaking."