Hologram technology has been astonishing concertgoers abroad for some time now. It’s been used to bring dead artists back to “life” through digital illusion, including Tupac Shakur in 2012 and Michael Jackson last May.
Multi-platinum recording artist Julie Anne San Jose is set to stage a solo concert that her drumbeaters claim would make her the first artist to be holographic in a local show.
“I’m excited and, of course, pressured (kasi) dito po talaga natin makikita ’yung advancement ng technology. Of course, makikita ninyo (rin) ’yung other side ni Julie Anne (in the show),” she said.
Along with the singer, an “army of Julie Annes” will be “virtualized” in a powerful opening dance number.
According to a release, Julie Anne is set to showcase powerful vocals, electrifying dance moves and talent in playing various musical instruments in the concert.
Admittedly nervous over filling up the huge concert venue, Julie Anne has been preparing for the big day so her audience would get their money’s worth.
“May mga dance lessons po ako and voice lessons. I’ve been preparing a lot kasi po kailangang lumakas ang stamina ko. I work out, I go to the gym, I do rehearsals hanggang sa ma-perfect ko ’yung mga production numbers na gagawin ko,” she said.
Julie Anne’s “Hologram” concert will be at SM Mall of Asia Arena on Dec. 13. The show is directed by Louie Ignacio and produced by GMA Network, Inc. and Tarroza Entertainment Productions.
Julie Anne denied rumors that she cried when Elmo Magalona’s mother and manager, Pia Magalona, turned down her request to have him perform as guest in the concert.
Elmo is Julie Anne’s erstwhile love team partner.
“Ay, hindi po, hindi ako umiyak,” Julie Anne said. “Hindi ko alam na may ganun palang klaseng issue…”
She said their fans were the ones who requested for Elmo’s participation in “Hologram.” Despite the refusal – allegedly because of his busy schedule – Julie Anne said she and Elmo remain good friends.
The confirmed guests in Julia Anne’s concert are Christian Bautista, Sam Concepcion, and Abra.
Julie Anne and Abra have been working together these days. They recently collaborated in the song “Dedma,” and are cast in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2.”
As to rumors romantically linking her to the rapper, Julie Anne said, “Abra and I are good friends. Nagkikita lang po kami sa trabaho and wala pong namamagitan sa amin.” (MNS)