The estate of the late singer Whitney Houston has cancelled what was supposed to be one of the biggest performances of the season finale of The Voice. A hologram of Houston was to have taken the stage with host Christina Aguilera.
Unfortunately, the act will no longer push through, as the estate feels that the hologram performance still needs work to give justice to Whitney Houston's legacy to the music world.
In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Pat Houston, executor of Whitney Houston's estate, said that the hologram has to be perfect before it can be used to portray the late singer properly.
"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," she said.
Houston's hologram has been in the works as far back as September last year. At the time, Pat Houston shared their excitement about the technology and how it can be used to keep the memory of Whitney Houston alive for generations to come.
Even a few weeks ago, Aguilera was still giddy with anticipation over her duet with the new technology featuring Houston's hits.
However, with the estate pulling the plug on the hologram, it looks like The Voice will have to come up with a new high tech act for its season finale.
But even though the performance has been pulled from The Voice, the estate still plans on developing the hologram technology so it can be unveiled in a show later this year to be created by FilmOn Studios.
The show featuring the hologram of Houston will showcase several of the singer's hit singles and will tour around the U.S. and even at major venues around the world.