Whitney Houston‘s estate felt it wasn’t quite “ready to air.”
In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Pat Houston, the estate’s executor, said, “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.”
However, the hologram technology wasn’t “perfect” enough, so the estate nixed the duet.
Pat explained in the statement, “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.”
The duet was supposed to be a surprise, but there’s been a ton of buzz about it — and then someone leaked a very grainy image of Xtina on stage with the Whitney hologram.
Maybe they’ll get it to work at some point — and blow everyone’s minds.