According to new reports, Houston‘s estate has canceled the planned duet, which was set to air on The Voice‘s season 10 finale later this month. Although Aguilera previously hinted, “I am sworn to secrecy,” I can’t say anything, but I’m very excited about the finale. Very exciting things happening,” during a backstage interview, Pat Houston, the executor of Whitney’s estate, released a different statement to Entertainment Tonight.
“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 statement read.
The hologram is still going to be used in its own headlining interactive show, created by FilmOn Studios. It is said to be opening at “a major U.S. venue and tour the world,” while featuring a selection of Houston’s biggest hits.
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