“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,” Pat, who is the executor of Houston’s estate, said in the statement. “We were looking to deliver a ground breaking duet performance for the fans of both artists.”
Pat’s reasoning for the cancellation is that the hologram is still not up to par to deliver the performance they had hoped for.
“Holograms are new technology that take time to perfect, and we believe with artists of this iconic caliber, it must be perfect,” she continued. “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.”
Aguilera was scheduled to perform the duet on the season 10 finale of The Voice airing next week.