Remember that futuristic stage performance Abel told us about on yesterday’s Music Dispatch? Well, a wild Hatsune Miku did indeed appear to make her American performance debut on The Late Show With David Lettermanlast night. Viewers got to rock out to her recent single “Sharing the World,” which seems apt for the virtual Japanese pop star who often steps out of virtual reality to share the IRL-verse with us meat sacks. You can take a look at the image-projected performance in all of its glory right here:
Letterman’s response after the round of applause garnered by Hatsune Miku’s performance: “It’s like being on Willie Nelson’s bus.” Many who’ve never seen Hatsune Miku in action will surely share this sentiment, and I can’t say they’d be wrong for feeling that way either. The song choice and the hardly distinguishable English-dubbed lyrics aren’t as catchy as what we’re use to from the Vocaloid princess, so this is probably not the best first impression Hatsune Miku could have made on American television. The good news is, however, that we’ve still got the Miku Expo coming up for people who might not have enjoyed or understood last night’s showcase.
What did you think of Hatsune Miku’s American TV debut? Project your 3D thoughts into the comments below.