UPDATE 5:11 P.M. ET: Aguilera has now weighed in on Houston's estate nixing the hologram duet, releasing a statement on Friday afternoon:
"I was honored that the Houston family asked me to perform a duet with the legendary Whitney Houston on The Voice. 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."
Just as soon as it leaked… it was gone!
Last night we got a look at the much-ballyhooed Whitney Houston hologram that was set to debut as part of a duet alongside Christina Aguilera on The Voice's season finale next week, but it looks like that's all been nixed!
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Just hours after footage of the late singer's hologram and performance alongside Aguilera leaked on Facebook, Pat Houston — Whitney's sister-in-law and the executor of her estate — announced that they will NOT allow it to air on TV!
The vid — which has since been deleted from the social network — was a snippet of Aguilera belting out I Have Nothing before introducing the hologram of a much younger Houston, at which point the two stars sung I'm Every Woman together with the late great singer even going through a hologram costume change.
But it wasn't meant to be…
Pat dropped a statement regarding the hologram, making special note that it seemed to be an issue with the image's technology, and not something surrounding Christina (below):
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