05/18/2014 10:59 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 11:59 EDT

Michael Jackson Hologram Receives Standing Ovation At Billboard Music Awards

Michael Jackson's hologram, the star attraction at the Billboard Music Awards, performed "Slave to the Rhythm" from his latest posthumous album "Xscape."

The "performance" required "nearly half a year of planning, choreography and filming, not to mention the development of new technology." It almost didn't make it onstage, either, after a last-minute lawsuit tried to kibosh the "performance," a projected 3D image like the one famously used to bring Tupac to Coachella.

The result garnered a hugely positive reaction from the assembled stars. But how did it play to you at home? Let us know in the comments.

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