Whitney Houston’s Estate Nixes Hologram Performance On ‘The Voice’
A Whitney Houston hologram was supposed to appear during The Voice‘s season 10 finale. In leaked footage, Pat Houston, executor of Whitney’s estate, appeared pleased. (The hologram duets with Voice mentor Christina Aguilera.) But the estate must have since caught wind of the horrified reactions from fans, to the effect of “WHO IS THIS?” Only hours after the leak, the estate canceled the planned duet.
“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,” Pat said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “We were looking to deliver a ground breaking duet performance for the fans of both artists.
“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.”
The Whitney hologram was also set to perform at “a major U.S. venue” before touring the world. After this snafu, though, who knows what will happen next.