There is officially one rumor now when it comes to “The Voice” that just so happens to not be true: Christina Aguilera won’t be hitting the stage with a hologram version of Whitney Houston for the upcoming finale.
As a matter of fact, we should really classify this as a “rumor” so much as it is something that was actually planned to happen. The issue seems to be more that after seeing some rehearsals for the act and seeing the technology, it was determined that the Houston hologram was not up to snuff and her family pulled the plug. In a statement per ET Online, Pat Houston passed along the following message:
“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.”
We’re personally fine with this for a number of different reasons, with one of the biggest ones being simply that the idea of having a hologram performing in the style of a late, great singer just feels a little too much like something that is not exactly kosher. We cannot imagine what the reaction to this would have been on social media had it happened.
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