Late songbird Teresa Teng to hold concert in Singapore - as a hologram

Iconic Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng will be brought to life in realistic virtual form at a concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Iconic Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng will be brought to life in realistic virtual form at a concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/鄧麗君 TERESA TENG

SINGAPORE - The late legendary singer Teresa Teng will be holding a live concert again - at least virtually, thanks to holographic technology.

Through the interplay of lights, laser, projection and video effects, the iconic Taiwanese singer will be brought to life in realistic virtual form at a concert held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Aug 11, as part of the Teresa Teng Virtual Reality World Tour 2018.

The upcoming Singapore concert will also feature the performances of Thailand's Vanatsaya Viseskul, and China's Chen Jia and Wang Jing - all of whom are known to have singing voices that are strikingly similar to Teng's.

The holographic technology is made possible by California-based special effects company Digital Domain, which had previously brought the late rap artist Tupac Shakur back to life in virtual form at the Coachella music festival in 2012.

The same company then created Teng's digital form for a special concert in Taipei in 2015 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Teng's death.

Teng, who was known for her sweet voice and beloved songs such as The Moon Represents My Heart and Tian Mi Mi, is considered one of the biggest singing stars in the Chinese-speaking world.

Tickets for the upcoming concert are available from sportshubtix.sg, the Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets islandwide.