Plot Twist: Christina Aguilera & Whitney Houston Hologram Performance Cancelled

Published: Thursday 19th May 2016 by Sam

It appears footage of Christina Aguilera‘s duet with Whitney Houston’s hologram surfaced for a reason.

Originally due to air on next week’s finale of The Voice, the pre-recorded performance has sensationally been axed by Houston’s estate.

Via Pat Houston, Whitney’s Sister-In-Law & Estate Rep:

“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. [Source]

Roller-coaster, much?

Here’s what “would” have aired:

Your thoughts?

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  1. Love May 19, 2016

    Thank god

  2. King Mark111 /.\ May 19, 2016

    Sounds to me that they were going to play it off as LIVE and it leaked. It was good tho, I don’t see the issue. Whitney is prob the one artist to pull this off. MJ required dancing and no way they could pull that off. With virtual reality and holograms, it’s no different than watching tv. imo

    • Macmiller May 19, 2016

      Actually there was a Michael Jackson hologram performance that played live on tv

      • Mark111 May 19, 2016

        I know, and they couldn’t pull it off because of the dancing. Whitney stood and moved only her arms, so it’s much easier to pull off. But I seen clips of her glitching on I Will Always Love You.

  3. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? May 19, 2016

    Good. RIP Whitney.

  4. Beyoncé is a s*** May 19, 2016

    Too bad. I thought the performance was brilliant. Christina truly did Whitney justice. She would be proud.

    • I support great music May 20, 2016

      Almost cried watching this performance #youwillbemissed

  5. christinastherealtalent May 19, 2016

    Shut up haters! Y’all cannot deny that tribute was flawless and as long as Whitney’s estate approved of it, what’s the problem? You should only have one if the estate does.

    • Faf May 20, 2016

      Yea I liked it.

      But I thought the hologram was 3D this was more just tv of her performing

  6. Bitchpleaseeee May 19, 2016

    Wow hate out to the power of technology ??❤️???????????????????

    • Bitchpleaseeee May 19, 2016

      I meant hat* bloody Apple sender ?

  7. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? May 19, 2016

    Damn, I was looking forward to it too! That IG clip served me vocals like never before.

  8. BeyKnowlesBest May 19, 2016

    Christina can sing but bey-bey put her career to sleep years ago girl #NoShade

    • Beyoncé is a s*** May 19, 2016

      Remember when Christina SCALPED beywhore at the grammys 2007???

      Poor Whoreyonce…all that fame and success and still will never be considered the voice of a generation

    • XYZ May 20, 2016

      Beyonce has absolutely nothing to do with christinas decline. There are a lot of factors, but beyonce is none of them

  9. kwinzy May 19, 2016

    Wow, first off there’s a difference between a hologram and straight impersonation and this was the latter. Homegirl looks NOTHING like Nippy. She may have the frame and gestures but, again, looks nothing like her. Christina did great but I’m shocked at how cheap a production it was trying to fool the public. Nope!

    R.I.P. Whitney

  10. The One May 19, 2016

    If Whitney didn’t choose to duet with you when she was living and able, then…

    • Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 19, 2016


  11. Dossome May 19, 2016

    There’s nothing wrong with the performance but this is uncomfortable to watch.I’ve been having a really bad feeling about Pat Houston for years now…Why is she doing this?Whitney’s catalog sells close to a million albums worldwide annually,that’s alot more than her peers and much much more than what 90% of artists today are selling.Are the royalties from that not enough for her?It’s bad enough the person Whitney willed her estate to (Bobbi Kristina) is no more.I hope she cancels the hologram tour as well.Whitney’s legacy doesn’t need anyone working to keep it alive,it’s always been alive & it’s been that way since Whitney chose to use her incredible voice to record music that’ll live on forever.

    • Royalkev May 19, 2016


      Thanks Dos, I don’t even have the energy… I’m just going to echo your comments. As usual, you’ve summed up things perfectly! Btw, Christina sounded great (I have nothing against her).

  12. Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 19, 2016

    I think holograms are so creepy. Let the greats rest in peace.

    • Royalkev May 19, 2016

      ^This too!

  13. Junior in Jamaica May 19, 2016

    That “lookalike” is no Whitney Houston though…

  14. No favs, just here for the music May 19, 2016

    I’m sorry but no. This hologram stuff is weird and was almost disturbing to watch.

  15. Lake Erie May 19, 2016

    Yea, I agree with what someone said above. It just didn’t feel right to watch. Some things should be just left alone..

  16. LmfaoHoe May 19, 2016

    I like the performance but still idk it just didn’t serve me Whitney Live. It will not surprise me soon they will be considering a Prince hologram too smfh. They are exploiting the legends for profits. To some degree I kind of see where Pat trying to do, Whitney estate isn’t like MJ, Prince, Madonna, and Mariah. Had she wrote those hits s***…it’ll likely be around at least 800 million, so she figures a hologram tour will generate more sell tickets/profits into the estate.

  17. Casual May 19, 2016

    I saw absolutely nothing wrong with the quality of the hologram. I think the Houstons had second thoughts about having Whitney simulated using a look-alike. When I first heard they were planning a hologram tour, I assumed they were going to make holographic creations from live Whitney footage. I’m so here for a hologram tour, but only if it’s a holographic recreation of her and not a simulation using a model/actress.

  18. Stephon Jackson May 19, 2016

    “To some degree I kind of see where Pat trying to do, Whitney estate isn’t like MJ, Prince, Madonna, and Mariah. Had she wrote those hits s***…”
    You better talk about it! See, Nippy was a great performer/vocalist. But, business wise she messed up big time when she signed that contract with Sony in the early 00s & didn’t write/produce none of her records. Nor did she own her masters or own any publishing rights. She could’ve at-least gotten producers credit, because she virtually was producing the song. She rarely sanged the song in the original form it was created to be sung.
    This is why it’s very important to understand business, FIRST! Talent is unfortunately second in the music BUSINESS. Beyonka maybe a thief (allegedly), but she will be a successful thief (allegedly). Mathew (her father) not only trained Bey on how to nourish & strengthen her talents … But, also conditioned her brain on how to navigate in a shady, satanic & very cut-throat industry.
    In other words, YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE IN THIS INDUSTRY BEING FAIR, NICE & NAIVE!. That’s not how business (in the real world) works.

    Anyways, Nippy ain’t worried about it tho. I miss her voice, she was a rarity. Vocally, she was perfect. Physically, she was beautiful. One of the rare cases when a great singers voice, actually matches their FACE! (lol). I don’t like them constantly bringing the dead back to life with these “holograms”. It’s hella creepy & annoying tbh… Just let them rest in peace.

    • RihNavy May 19, 2016


    • LmfaoHoe May 19, 2016

      Exactly, God how I wish Whitney thought about this and of course too recorded he’ll of tracks like MJ,Prince, and Mariah have in their vaults. Supposedly she do have a good handful of unreleased tracks from the 80s n 90s but idk if Clive will put them out especially that third collaboration with Jermaine Jackson and her gospel version of Saving all my love for you.

      • LmfaoHoe May 19, 2016

        *hell ….also I wished Nippy had did an jazz album after she covered I Love you porgy n summertime. Jazz would’ve been her best friend especially in I Look To You era.

      • Stephon Jackson May 19, 2016

        She didn’t even reach 50% of her potential as an artist tbh… But, it wasn’t meant to be. She’ll be missed, forever.

  19. Meteorite May 19, 2016

    To be honest I have no clue what to think…

  20. Meteorite May 19, 2016

    So after a few spins I’ve come to this conclusion: Aside from the sound quality being crap, I think Christina did good and she didn’t growl so that was a surprise. And there was even moments where they blended beautifully and moments where Christina sounded like Whitney. However…I still felt like Christina could have done better. Maybe it was because she was performing with a hologram and not the real Whitney and she didn’t have that live energy? Because I didn’t feel her lost in the music. Idk but I still know she can do better, or maybe I just need to accept that “Back to Basics” era Christina is officially gone? Nonetheless I’m honored that the remaining Houston’s thought of Christina for this opportunity, good or bad.

    Also the hologram didn’t look like Whitney in the face, the idea is cool but overall let the dead rest in peace. At most I think this should have been Christina singing a Whitney melody, which she may do instead on The Voice. Idk those are just my thoughts.

  21. StrawberryMuffin24 May 19, 2016


  22. Pat May 19, 2016

    Xtina sounded great but who tf was that hologram?

  23. Cinnamon Girl May 20, 2016

    No no no no no! Christina you should be ashamed!

  24. MusicFan103 May 20, 2016

    A damn mess indeed it was.

    I can not believe Aguilera also trying to ousting Whitney with her growls. Less is more Aguilera, you should know that by now.

    I’m glad this messy idea is not airing on TV. Glad I got to see it, but its a shame its even on air. LOL @ Pat Houston in audience too.

    SO damn sad that Whitney Houston, a great vocalist passed away. She truly is The Voice.

  25. josh May 20, 2016

    Christina’s voice was actually quite amazing. None of her trade mark glottal (i.e. growling) or ‘SAY!’ b*******. Just beautiful. Pity it’s not going to air.

  26. dydy972 May 20, 2016

    The performance was great. The only thing was whitney’s face that i could not really recognize but outside of that, it was perfect.
    I just feel like the surprise leaked and they cancelled the performance.

    Somebody’s gonna get fired and it will be a very bad day for that person.
    From this all story, i just feel like some people are not scared to lose their job just for 5 minutes of fame… anyway, hope this performance will be back soon.

  27. Burgie May 20, 2016

    Im not mad at it but sounds like Christina’s vocals were recorded in a studio, cleaned up, and lip sung for this. And maybe they did that for some reason so Im not really complaining. Xtina can sing the house down regardless, but her vocals arnt that smooth live anymore. Barry Manilow sung live when he performed a duet with a Whitney Houston hologram on The View tho.

    And people have unrealistic expectations for these. The only way the image quality can be up to peoples expections is if they are curre tly alive and can be shot at different angles and all that (aka like Mariah Careys hologram performance she did a few years back). If not, it has to be digital. The Michael Jackson hologram and the Tupac hologram (and the Whitney hologram) were basically just like a digital character you see on a video game or animation movie. They cant just turn an old low quality performance video into a hologram.

    • Faf May 20, 2016

      I agree bc when u known Christina to not roar I definitely think they blended the vocals in a studio for the performance

  28. Anonymous May 20, 2016

    I thought the performance was great!! I also thought the halogram looked NOTHING like Whitney!! I was disappointed by that !

  29. HailTanny aka the real LadyBoy Is really AnnaLeslie The smelly cu#t May 20, 2016

    The druggy family probably wanted more money.

  30. Beyoncé is a s*** May 20, 2016

    That performance was NOT lipped! People in the audience said they took 3 takes which ALL sounded different.

    They probably put the 3 takes into one. That’s all.

    • JOHNVIDAL May 20, 2016

      What we hear in this clip is TOTALLY lipped. I mean, sometimes I don´t knoe if people have brains or not lol She maybe did her performance live thre (like Mariah in idol finale a few years ago). But the final clip which was ready to air was all a pre recorded track. It´s obvious.

  31. mr.m May 20, 2016

    I don’t care about the performance being cancelled.

    But here’s the deal ..
    XTINA’A VOICE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    adele and beyonce could never … period

  32. JOHNVIDAL May 20, 2016

    It is just too uncomfortable.

    About xtina´s voice: she diesn´t fail, but she still screams as a way of belting. It´s her trademark, she cannot do better, but it is just not good. There are a trillion reasons why she is not Whitney´s level (or Mariah´s).

    • JOHNVIDAL May 20, 2016

      She DIDN´T fail

  33. Maxi May 20, 2016

    Xtincta Aguilesser always loses

  34. Chris May 20, 2016

    It looked nothing like Whitney. No no no

  35. Meteorite May 20, 2016

    I know what it is, its that I still hear Whitney’s version in my head, so that’s why I’m so indifferent towards Christina, which is no shade to her, she did good. I still love my girl X. However, the original version is never going to be beaten. Now having figured that, Christina sounds better then she has in awhile. So cheers!

  36. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely May 21, 2016

    Smh it’s Oky

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