Whitney Houston Hologram, Christina Aguilera Duet Will NOT Air On “The Voice”
On Thursday, footage of the pre-taped performance leaked online. It was met with a largely negative reaction from fans, who asserted that the hologram of Houston did not resemble the late superstar. Now Pat Houston, who was at the taping, says in a statement that duet will not be broadcast.
“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. 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 duet had been rumored over the last few weeks, though its unclear when it was taped. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the Houston family announced last year that they were working with hologram technology to hopefully bring the singer back to the stage. Gossip Cop has reached out to Aguilera’s rep for comment on the cancellation of the duet’s broadcast.