London: Bosses on `The X Factor` are planning to bring stars including and Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson back to “life” as holograms on the show this year.
The finalists of the reality show could have the chance to sing with dead pop legends in their most spectacular stunt to date.
The audacious plan could even see stars who are alive take the stage in computer generated form, including Stevie Wonder.
Senior executives are keen to use the idea after being blown away by Celine Dion’s use of a piano playing hologram of the blind singer, 62, at her show.
The Canadian, 44, also sang with a 3D hologram of Elvis on American Idol.
“The X Factor has to keep getting better so they are looking at holograms as a way of creating a splash,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
“Imagine Elvis or Amy Winehouse at the grand final. It would be incredible TV and an amazing experience for contestants.
“The technology’s there and has been used on several big stages. The X Factor final is perfect for something like this.
“It nearly happened last year after show boss Richard Holloway saw the Stevie Wonder hologram at Celine Dion,” the source added.
`X Factor` chiefs want this year’s show, which starts later this month, to be the biggest yet after the last series was criticised for its below-par acts.