POP STAR Liam Payne left BAFTA viewers drooling tonight during his unique opening performance with his new longer hair.
The One Direction singer performed TWICE at the 2021 ceremony when a CGI version of himself joined him on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The star was seen for the first time in months as a hologram, sporting his rather long lockdown locks and bigger frame, as his avatar was beamed onto the stage dressed in a turquoise suit.
The long hair is in stark contrast to how clean cut the pop star looked before lockdown caused hairdressers and barbers to shut.
Liam, 27, delivered a show-stopping rendition of his latest single Midnight during a next-level augmented reality performance that was praised by fans.
The star said after kicking off the show: “Performing live via my own avatar in thousands of peoples’ homes, gardens and parks across the country, blows my mind!”
mientras tanto, his fans rushed to Twitter, con una escritura: “Honestly @LiamPayne was stunning in #BAFTAs”
otro deliró: “@LiamPayne omg loved your performance at the BAFTAS! the CGI moment? iconic👁👁🕊 #BAFTAs”
The show also featured a performance by Celeste, and Odom Jr and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Liam is not the first star to make use of the lifelike hologram technology, después Kanye West gifted his then wife Kim Kardashian a hologram of her late father Robert on her birthday.
The hologram encouraged Kim to “keep doing what you’re doing,” agregando: “Know that I am very proud of you and I’m always with you” in a video message on her 40th last October.
Kanye said it was a “surprise from heaven” to Kim, who lost her father to cancer in 2003.
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