Whitney Houston's estate has axed a duet between Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late legend that was scheduled to appear on the Season 10 finale of The Voice later this month.
Yesterday, a brief clip of the performance surfaced online, but was swiftly taken down. Still, its disappearance did not stop fans from reacting on social media, many upset that the digitized reincarnation failed to even resemble the singer. No word on if the overwhelmingly negative response is what caused the Estate to step in.
But Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and executor of the estate, has issued a statement to ET, saying, "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."
News of the hologram was first mentioned back in September 2015 with Pat saying then that it was "a great opportunity...to continue a legacy." It was also reported that the hologram would go on to perform its own headlining show.