Whitney Houston‘s hologram made headlines this week when a planned duet with Christina Aguilera was cancelled at the 99th hour.
Initially billed as a surprise showing on next week’s finale of The Voice, the pre-recorded segment “leaked” online shortly before news of its TV axing was made public.
The Whitney Houston Estate praised both Aguilera and the show, but rested their decision to pull the performance on the fact that the technology in-place did not do the late singer justice. [Editor’s note: it looked great conceptually, but it was painfully clear that a body double was used]
Now, Aguilera is speaking up and out on the would-be collaboration…
“I was honored that the Houston family asked me to perform a duet with the legendary Whitney Houston. Sadly, the technology could not meet up to the talent that Whitney possessed.”
Optimistically, she added…
“I do know in time the performance the fans and I have been hoping for will come to life.” [Source]
While many have reservations, the concept would be uber cool if executed correctly. Pending then, we need Xtina to hurry and start performing her own songs. These endless duets and group performances on ‘The Voice’ are enough.