Departed artists like Whitney Houston, Queen's Freddie Mercury and John Lennon also get mentions from fans in Times Square.
By Kate Callahan
<P><b>NEW YORK</b> — After the <a href="/news/articles/1683238/tupac-coachella-hologram-.jhtml">Tupac hologram performance</a> at Coachella made such a huge splash, the team behind the projection system floated the possibility this week of an <a href="/news/articles/1683909/justin-bieber-elvis-hologram.jhtml">Elvis hologram to perform with Justin Bieber</a>. Even '90s girl group <a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/04/26/tlc-reunion-tour-left-eye-hologram">TLC is rumored to be considering</a> a virtual version of <a href="/news/articles/1683858/left-eye-tlc-death.jhtml">the late Left Eye</a> on their upcoming tour.</P><P>With all that talk, MTV News hit Times Square to ask fans which departed artists they would most like to see perform in hologram form. While some of those interviewed wanted to see other rappers like the Notorious B.I.G. or Nate Dogg, one fan thought Whitney Houston should get the honors.</P><P><embed src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:764208/cp~vid%3D764208%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A764208" width="460" height="260" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" base="."></embed></P><P>"I love her, I grew up singing her [songs], just walking around the house when I was seven or eight," Shayana of Houston said.</P><P>Brits Amy Winehouse and John Lennon of the Beatles were also popular picks, and a few rock fans mentioned Queen's flamboyant frontman. "It would have to be Freddie Mercury because Queen were one of the all-time greatest bands and he was a showman," said a fan named Rob.</P><P>Blane Mader would like to see a hologram of another <a href="/news/articles/1683289/tupac-hologram-coachella-future-of-touring.jhtml">great showman, Michael Jackson</a>.</P><P>"It's a really cliché answer, but in my time I've never seen him and it would just be something awesome to watch," Mader said of the King of Pop.</P><P>Members of the Jackson 5 recently announced that they would love to have a <a href="http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/04/23/michael-jackson-hologram-jackson-brothers-tour">virtual Michael</a> on their upcoming Unity Tour. "Wouldn't that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael's Cirque du Soleil show," Michael's brother Jackie Jackson told E! News.</P><P><i>Share your wish-list for future hologram performers in the comments below!</i></P><P><center><a href="http://www.mtv.com/photos/?fid=1617615"><img src="http://www.mtv.com/news/photos/s/spotted/banner/spotted.jpg"></a></center></P>Related Photos
'I'm coming for you,' Gaga tweets after Jepsen logged seven weeks at #1 with 'Call Me Maybe.'
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<P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jepsen_carly_rae/artist.jhtml">Carly Rae Jepsen</a> has been put on notice by <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/lady_gaga/artist.jhtml">Lady Gaga</a>: break my chart record and I <I>will</I> come after you. The jokey warning shot across the Justin Bieber protégé's bow came after Jepsen's inescapable summer smash, <a href="/news/articles/1687413/carly-rae-jepsen-call-me-maybe.jhtml">"Call Me Maybe,"</a>
broke one of Gaga's chart records.</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Carly Rae Jepsen Wants To Collaborate With Katy Perry" id="vid:810250" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P><P>"Maybe" just celebrated its seventh week at #1 on the <I>Billboard</I> Hot 100, which catapulted it beyond the record set by Gaga's 2011 hit, "Born This Way," which managed six weeks at the top.</P><P>"@carlyraejepson I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1," Gaga <a href="https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/228276995983806464" target="_blank">tweeted</a> on Wednesday. "DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU."</P><P>Gaga, who just revealed her acting debut in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez pulp sequel <a href="/news/articles/1690633/lady-gaga-machete-kills-acting-debut.jhtml">"Machete Kills,"</a>
played some new music for her fans from a car in a New York City parking lot on Sunday night.</P><P>In barely audible footage <a href="http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a394632/lady-gaga-plays-new-track-on-car-stereo-for-fans-in-new-york.html" target="_blank">posted</a> online, the dance track plays in the background — the majority of what is heard in the video is the club-banging beat. Gaga sits in the backseat of an SUV as fans call the track "amazing." The 38-second clip ends with the Mother Monster driving away from her fans.</P><P>Could it be the song that will knock Jepsen from her lofty perch? Only time will tell.</P><P>Gaga will <a href="/news/articles/1686922/lady-gaga-new-album-title.jhtml">reveal the name</a>
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In 17-second promo, Spears seems to be taking a page from Simon Cowell's judging book.
By Jocelyn Vena
<P>If anyone thought <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/spears_britney/artist.jhtml">Britney Spears</a> might be the nicest person on the <a href="/news/articles/1685206/britney-spears-x-factor-concept.jhtml">"X Factor"</a> judges' panel, then they might want to think again.</P><P>In a new 17-second promo for the show, Spears shows off she's got quite a lot of critical bad-girl sass lurking deep down inside that sweet Southern demeanor. Some of her choice quips from the super-short teaser, posted on the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-its-britney-spears-against-the-music-and-contestants-in-x-factor-promo-20120711,0,6469234.story" target="_blank"><i>Los Angeles Times</i></a> website, include, "You can't destroy that song, sweetie," "Very predictable" "Bad to the bone," and "You definitely don't have the 'X Factor.' " Oh, snap!</P><P><center><embed src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1545148137" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=1729397671001&playerId=1545148137&viewerSecureGatewayURL=https://console.brightcove.com/services/amfgateway&servicesURL=http://services.brightcove.com/services&cdnURL=http://admin.brightcove.com&domain=embed&autoStart=false&" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" width="326" height="292" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" swLiveConnect="true" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"></embed></center></P><P>While fans won't get to see what other criticisms Spears shares with the show's hopefuls until the <a href="/news/articles/1685066/britney-spears-demi-lovato-x-factor.jhtml">"X Factor" debuts on September 12</a>, in a new backstage interview taken at auditions in Greensboro, North Carolina, Spears opened up about her judging style.</P><P>"It's about using constructive criticism. You know these people are driving so far out of their way to come in and to perform and put themselves out there," Spears explains, in the clip posted on <a href="http://idolator.com/6709182/britney-spears-says-she-tries-to-keep-x-factor-critiques-positive-oh-really-watch" target="_blank">Idolator</a>. "It's really kind of hard to tell some of them no."</P><P>She added that she has a very visceral reaction when there's a bad audition. "I usually can't look when they're bad. I can't look," she said, adding that she has also seen a lot of talent while out on the road. "There have been extremely talented people, very good."</P><P>Now that the audition process is over, the next step for Spears and her "X Factor" judges is boot camp."Wow can't believe @TheXFactorUSA auditions are over," Spears <a href="https://twitter.com/britneyspears" target="_blank">tweeted</a> on Tuesday. "So much FUN... bring on boot camp!"</P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Britney Spears Explains Why She Wanted To Be A Part Of 'X Factor'" id="vid:769620" width="415" height="255"></div><p></P>Related Artists