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Well, that sucks. I was beyond excited to see these two divas perform together.

For the Season 10 finale of The Voice next week, Christina Aguilera was supposed to perform a duet with a hologram of Whitney Houston. Reportedly, they were set to sing a medley of Houston’s hits including “I Have Nothing.” Sadly, it appears that’s not going to happen anymore.

Pat Houston, who is the executor of Houston’s estate, issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight canceling the highly-anticipated moment. Read below the reasons why in this statement, along with the leaked video of the performance.

read statement & watch the leaked video after the jump

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Hologram USA announced last year plans of a world tour featuring Whitney Houston. Is it wrong I kinda want to buy tickets? It appears the first stop for Whit’s hologram will be The Voice. Definitely fitting given that she was often times called “The Voice.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, Christina Aguilera will duet with the late great singer on “I Have Nothing” during the Season 10 finale of the singing competition. Naturally, Aguilera didn’t confirm or deny the rumors.

“I am sworn to secrecy,” she told ET ahead of the Monday episode of “The Voice”. “I can’t say anything, but I’m very excited about the finale. Very exciting things happening.” NBC also declined to comment.

This wouldn’t be the first time, X-Tina has been in the presence of Houston. She paid tribute to Whitney back in 2001 at the BET Awards with a sensational cover of “Run To You.” If you recall, Whitney’s reaction after the performance was everything. Relive that epic moment below, along with checking out rehearsal footage of Christina preparing for the finale.

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NBC is shaking things up over at The Voice. For the first time in the singing competition’s history, two women will be occupying the red swivel seats. If Christina Aguilera doesn’t break the girl curse this season and eke out a win, at least the ladies have a 50/50 shot next year.

“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” said Paul Teledgy, president of NBC’s alternative and late night programming, in a statement. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam [Levine] and Blake [Shelton] in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”

Sitting out for Season 11 will be Pharrell Williams, after serving on the panel for four straight seasons, and Christina Aguilera. The latter has lately sat out the following season after returning.

Miley Cyrus makes her Voice debut this week to mentor the singers during the knockout round. Clearly, producers were impressed with her performance. The “We Can’t Stop” singer has been promoted to full-time judge. She’ll sit alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 11. Find out who else has been tapped to share their vast musical knowledge.

find out the other two judges after the jump

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NBC airs its third annual live musical production this Thursday. I predict the ratings will rebound this year after Peter Pan’s disappointing showing last year. The star-studded cast, along with the non-stop promotion has brand awareness really high this go-round.

In the latest promo, the peacock network does a little cross promotion. Shanice Williams aka Dorothy eases on down to The Voice to audition. Filling in for the usual judges are Ne-Yo (Tin Man), Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow) and David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion). Even Toto gets in on the action.

Naturally, Williams gets a four-chair turn. Check out the promo below to hear the judges’ comments. The whole things is pretty darn cute. Can’t wait to check out The Wiz Live! this Thursday.

watch cute promo after the jump

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Romance is in the air over at The Voice. After weeks of speculation, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton confirm their romance. At least their respective representatives have.

Stefani’s spokesperson told Us Weekly and the AP, “Gwen and Blake are longtime friends who have very recently started dating.” Shelton’s rep sent out a similar statement. Guess the old adage is true. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In this case, a blazing red-hot one.

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Fans of Xtina rejoice. Christina Aguilera is heading back to The Voice for its milestone tenth season. The 34-year-old singer last appeared on the NBC singing competition on Season 8. This will mark her 6th time in the red swivel chair. Will this finally be her year to win? I hope so. #TeamXTina

“The coaches on The Voice continue to bring incredible energy, unrivaled musical expertise and a want-to-win attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a two-time Emmy-winning show,” Paul Telegdy, president of late night and alternative programming at NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see what season 10 will bring.”

Joining Aguilera for Season 10 are Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams. The latter marks his fourth straight appearance. Love the “Happy” singer but I was hoping Usher would return as well. I’d love to see a Christina/Usher dynamic. Speaking of a break, it’s about time Shelton and Levine took at least one season off, don’t you think? Weigh in below.

The Voice Announces Season 9 Mentors

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The Voice just revealed the four mentors tapped to assist the judges for Season 9 during the Battle Rounds. As you can figure out from the picture above, Selena Gomez is one of them.

The “Good For You” singer, the youngest of the four, will be on Team Gwen Stefani. According to US Weekly, she was a backstage favorite.

“She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” the source reveals of the “Good for You” songstress. “She exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

check out the other pairings after the jump

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Impersonating Britney Spears is old hat for Christina Aguilera these days. You just know Auggie probably spent countless hours perfecting it over the years. This is the second time the “Dirrty” singer has done it publicly in recent months.

However, this time, it feels a tad more mean-spirited. Brit is no rocket scientist, but Christina’s portrayal paints her as an air-headed bimbo. I felt a little guilty laughing. It’s not my fault those moments were the funniest parts 😉

Aguilera also does her best to mimic Cher, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Sia during their faux auditions to become a mentor on The Voice. In my opinion, the latter two along with Spears was where Christina shined the most. Check her impersonations below and weigh in on which ones were the best.

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