It has been promoted for weeks that Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late Whitney Houston will do duet on the season finale of The Voice. Recently, footage of the duet was leaked online and soon after deleted. Now, Whitney Houston’s estate has cancelled the performance, after social media backlash.
When the perfromance leaked, fans took to twitter to show their outrage about the perfromace -specifally the look of the Houston hologram.
Like, that is the worst thing ever. That’s not even Whitney or remotely close to her at all.
— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) May 19, 2016
The Whitney hologram kinda looks like Mavis Beacon going out to a nightclub in the 90's
— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) May 19, 2016
HOW ?? DO ?? YOU ?? HAVE ?? A ?? WHITNEY ?? HOLOGRAM ?? WITHOUT ?? A ?? WHITNEY ?? RAG ??
— Princeton Anglaise (@3rdAndMiles) May 19, 2016
They really put a bun on Max Julien and called it a Whitney Hologram.
— Hip-Hop Homegirl (@TatyanaJenene) May 19, 2016
A few hours later, the Houston estate released a statement via Entertaintment 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 footage showed Christina performing Whitney’s classic “I Have Nothing” and then she announces “ladies and gentlemen, Whitney Houston.” Then, appears a hologram Whitney singing with Christina. Another video also showed the two performing “I’m Every Women.” Since, the hologram performance was scrapped we wonder what the show has planned for the finale now. The two part season finale of “The Voice” airs May 23 and May 24.