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Dead Taiwan songstress returns for 'virtual' show

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 September, 2013, 12:02pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 September, 2013, 12:04pm
 

Pop diva Teresa Teng may not exactly have come back from the dead to perform in a widely hyped concert in her native Taiwan, but a computer generated likeness of the legendary singer sure left that impression among many of the 15,000 fans packing a Taipei arena.

Teng “appeared” onstage on Friday night with local crooner and movie actor Jay Chou to perform three duets that enraptured the crowd. Her virtual presence was the result of a detailed recreation of Teng’s mannerisms and expressions, painstakingly put together by Digital Domain 3.0, a California company specializing in digital imagery for the entertainment industry.

Teng, best known for folk songs and romantic ballads, had legions of fans throughout Asia and beyond. She died of a respiratory attack in 1995, aged 42.

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