Whitney Houston is being brought back to life in hologram form. The Houston estate has given permission to Greek billionaire Alki David’s Hologram USA and FilmOn companies to stage a show featuring the late singer’s likeness.
The “Million Dollar Bill” singer will perform her greatest hits and interact with special guests. Houston is just the latest deceased celebrity to receive this treatment. Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson are just two others.
“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA and FilmOn. “The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate — I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney‘s amazing artistry.”
Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, who is one of the executors of her estate also released a statement.
“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat said in a statement. “I look forward to the partnership.”
Unfortunately, I never saw Houston perform in person while she was alive. I’m on the fence with this hologram tour. It all just feels like a cash grab for Houston’s estate. Does this tour interest you? Weigh in below.