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]
Here’s what “would” have aired: