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IOL MJHolo The Michael Jackson hologram brought his brothers to tears

London - Michael Jackson's brother cried as he watched his hologram performance.

Jackie Jackson thinks choreographers Rich and Tone Talauega did an "amazing" job in making the virtual likeness of the late star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - so convincing as he performed to 'Slave to Rhythm' at last night's (18.05.14) Billboard Music Awards.

Jackie told Billboard: "When he started walking and dancing, I was teary-eyed.

"It's hard to please Michael's fans and Michael... I'm telling you it's amazing."

There had been a huge demand for a hologram performance from Michael, but John Branca, the executor of the late star's estate, felt the music awards show was the perfect setting.

He said: "It's so important to experience Michael Jackson in a live setting. This is something where we wanted a live performance in front of a live audience and nothing speaks to that more than an awards show."

Despite the performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas being the first public airing of 'Slave to Rhythm', it may not be the next single from Michael's posthumous album 'Xscape'.

Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid said: "It's certainly one of the songs [being considered].

"We pick the first single; fans pick the second." - Bang Showbiz

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