When Celine Dion and Elvis Presley perform a memorable song together on American Idol, it feels like the King has come back to life.

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Celine Dion and the late Elvis Presley amazed audiences on American Idol with a remarkable virtual duet. Using advanced hologram technology, Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, made a comeback 30 years after his passing in 2007. They sang Presley’s 1968 hit “If I Can Dream.”

Presley’s distinctive voice kicked off the duet, with Dion seamlessly joining in. Their voices blended beautifully during the chorus, with Dion’s soaring mezzo-soprano complementing Presley’s rich baritone. This performance showcased Presley’s enduring stage presence and charm, bridging the gap between the past and the present.

The performance went viral on YouTube, garnering 26 million views. The hologram of Presley was remarkably realistic, featuring close-up shots from his original 1968 performance, while wide shots included an Elvis impersonator. Dion’s segments were filmed from various angles to ensure a flawless final cut.

Joe Husung, a Disney digital media designer, explained the technology behind the duet, highlighting the innovative use of rotoscoping to blend past footage into a new environment seamlessly.

You can watch Presley’s original 1968 performance of “If I Can Dream” from his iconic ’68 Comeback Special, a performance that revitalized his recording career after focusing on films for seven years.

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