Las Vegas is clearly a city of big lights and surprises, and one of the biggest surprises tonight was when a hologram of Michael Jackson appeared on stage to perform 'Slave to The Rhythm' at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Similar to the illuminated image of Tupac Shakur performing at the Coachella Music Festival in 2012, some might say watching the hologram was part breathtaking and part eerie, because not only did the image seem realistic, it was amazing how the hologram kept perfect timing with the backup dancers, who came on stage dressed in black as armored soldiers.

At the start of the performance, a bright image of Jackson appeared sitting in a gold colored throne, sporting burgundy pants, a gold jacket, and a white bejeweled belt, looking very much like the artist we've loved throughout the years.

And between the outfit, the classic Michael Jackson dance steps--including his usual pelvic thrusts -- it could have easily been the year 1999 when the 'Billie Jean' singer still ran the radio and the airwaves.

Some in the audience even shed a couple of tears over the performance, which was probably due to the late singer sounding so good, and his image appearing so real. For hardcore Jackson fans the nostalgia might have been a little too much to take. But the actual performance still came off flawless.