by Andrea Morabito, reposted from New York Post (here)
The estate of Whitney Houston has nixed a performance by a hologram of the late singer that was scheduled for next week’s season finale of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Houston’s hologram was set to sing a duet with series judge Christina Aguilera, but the executor of her estate, Pat Houston, on Thursday told ET that the technology wasn’t up to their standards.
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 Houston’s interactive likeness was first announced last fall, when it was said that the hologram would headline its own tour in 2016 featuring a selection of the singer’s greatest hits, though no dates have yet been announced.
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