Selena Might Be Going on Tour With the Help of 'Advanced Technology'

by Zach Seemayer 10:08 PM PDT, April 08, 2015
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It looks like science has invented the cure for death, as long as you're a beloved musical icon.

Like Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson, late singer Selena is going to be brought back to life in the form of a digital simulation, which will apparently go on tour.

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The family of the late singer -- who was shot and killed 20 years ago at the age of 23 -- has been working with the technology company Acrovirt, LLC to create a "walking, talking, singing and dancing, digital embodiment of the iconic singer," according to a statement posted on Facebook.

The project is being referred to as Selena The One, and, according to Acrovirt, is "an advanced technology that does not have the limitations of past technologies… but is revolutionary."

Acrovirt also insists that Selena The One won't use "holograms or holographs," but they have not clarified how the digital simulation will be achieved.

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Selena joins the steadily growing list of singers and performers who suffered untimely deaths only to deliver an impressive posthumous performance with the help of science.

At the 2012 Coachella Music Festival, a "hologram" of rapper Tupac Shakur made a surprise appearance, performing two of his hit songs alongside Snoop Dogg.

Then, in 2014, the Billboard Music Awards featured a performance by the late Michael Jackson, which reportedly took six months of planning and development.

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According to Acrovirt, Selena The One will "release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists and aims to go on tour in 2018."

In honor of Selena's memory, Telemundo aired a special tribute on the 20th anniversary of her death that included interviews with her friends, family and fellow stars, as well as showing never-before-seen home movies. Check out the video below for a look at the touching special.