Elvis never dies: Flemish brings singer to America’s Got Talent through deep fake tech

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Elvis Presley took the stage for the first night of America’s Got Talent (AGT) final season. Better said, his deepfake double did. Chris Umé, Flemish media developer and co-founder of Metaphysic showed the King of Rock n’ Roll performing songs and dancing by matching the deep fake technology with tribute singer Emilio Santoro's performance. The company used Artificial Intelligence to give the singer on the stage Elvis's face and voice in the video.

Umé has failed to win the American talent competition, but he impressed judges and the audience and finished fourth in the final.

“Our team were fourth out of 400 contestants. I’m so proud of what we have accomplished here. We didn’t have to win this competition,” Umé told Belgian VRT News.

Metaphysic also created video avatars of the judges: German model Heidi Klum and Colombian actress Sofia Vergara. Both appeared on the big screen as Elvis' backup singers, surprising again both judges and the audience.

Besides, the media developer from Belgian Limburg region caught attention from Elvis' heirs, who own the King of Rock n’ Roll's image rights. They have already contacted Metaphysic to propose a collaboration.

“This means our work is really appreciated,” Umé added. “We showed the world what was possible” concluded the Flemish contestant.

The audio performance was enhanced by Emmy-winning Ukrainian synthetic voice startup Respeecher, well-known for de-aging and synthesizing the voices of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker for recent Star Wars TV shows.

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