Whitney Houston hologram performance on The Voice US cancelled after leak

The highly anticipated performance with Christina Aguilera has been pulled by Whitney's estate.

The first performance from Whitney Houston's hologram has been axed.

The technology was set to debut on the final of the The Voice in the US on May 23 and 24, with Whitney sharing the stage with one of the show's coaches Christina Aguilera. However, after the footage was leaked online, Whitney's estate have pulled the spectacle due to the quality of the hologram.

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The executor of Whitney’s estate Pat Houston issued a statement to ET Online, that reads: "We are so appreciative of the opportunity for the Whitney Houston hologram to appear on NBCs The Voice with a talent pairing as extraordinary as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. We were looking to deliver a groundbreaking 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."

Christina and Whitney sang two songs together in the leaked footage - I Have Nothing and I'm Every Woman. The duet ends with Christina bowing to Whitney who disappears in a cloud of glitter.

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