*The Whitney Houston estate has shut down plans for a hologram of the late singer to perform with Christina Aguilera on “The Voice” next week. The reason, according to estate executor Pat Houston, is that the technology being used is not up to par.
“We are so appreciative of the opportunity for the Whitney Houston hologram to appear on NBC’s The Voice with a talent pairing as extraordinary as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston,” said Pat Houston in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “We were looking to deliver a ground breaking duet performance for the fans of both artists.”
However… “Holograms are new technology that take time to perfect, and we believe with artists of this iconic caliber, it must be perfect. Whitney’s legacy and her devoted fans deserve perfection. After closely viewing the performance, we decided the hologram was not ready to air. We have much respect and appreciation for Christina, and she was absolutely flawless.”
Footage of the Aguilera/Houston Hologram medley featuring such hits as “I’m Every Woman” and “I Have Nothing” leaked on Wednesday giving fans the chance to see for themselves. While many folks felt the vocals were on point, “a number of people commented on how the hologram didn’t look enough like Houston,” reported ET.
Watch the leaked footage below: