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A much-anticipated performance by Whitney Houston in hologram form will not now air on the US versi...

Whitney Houston will not appear as a hologram on The Voice

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A much-anticipated performance by Whitney Houston in hologram form will not now air on the US version of The Voice next week.

The performance, which would have paired the late singer with Christina Aguilera, a Voice celebrity coach, had been expected to air on Tuesday’s season finale but it has now been shelved for technical reasons.

Pat Houston, the late superstar’s sister-in-law and head of her estate, explained that “holograms are new technology that takes time to perfect”.

After reviewing the hologram performance, she said the decision was made that it fell short of the perfection “Whitney’s legacy and her devoted fans deserve”, and should not air.

Christina said she was “honoured that the Houston family asked me to perform a duet with the legendary Whitney Houston”.

She added: “Sadly, the technology could not meet up to the talent that Whitney possessed, but I do know in time the performance the fans and I have been hoping for will come to life.”

Plans for such a hologram project had first been discussed more than a year ago.

Whitney died in 2012 aged 48.

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