'The Voice' scraps Whitney Houston hologram performance with Christina Aguilera (Video)

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EXCLUSIVE: Whitney Houston Hologram Duet With Christina Aguilera Axed Per Late Singer's Estate

NBC's "The Voice" was preparing to air a Whitney Houston hologram appearance during its season finale, but the late singer's estate put on the breaks after the footage leaked, according to media reports.

When contacted by TheWrap, NBC had no comment.

The leaked footage (above), shows judge Christina Aguilera singing a medley of Houston's songs, at some point introducing Houston herself.

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Rising star Whitney Houston is seen with music producer Clive Davis, in 1983, shortly after signing a contract with Arista Records. (AP Photo)
Singer Whitney Houston photographed in February 1982 when she was a senior in high school (her first session with a professional photographer). (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)
Donald Trump, Whitney Houston, and Cissy Houston posing for a group photo, San Francisco, California, 1980. (Photo by Clarence Gatson/Gado/Getty Images)
Singer Whitney Houston photographed in February 1982 when she was a senior in high school (her first session with a professional photographer). (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1984: Pop singer Whitney Houston performing in 1984 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1985: (L-R) American singer Whitney Houston with President of Arista Records Clive Davis at an event to celebrate Whitney's debut album 'Whitney Houston' receiving a multi-platinum sales award in 1985 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) in concert, circa 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1986: Singer Whitney Houston at Grammy Awards in February 1986 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JULY 29: Whitney Houston in concert on July 29, 1986, on Boston Common. (Photo by Keith Jenkins/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Whitney Houston and Cissy Houston (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012), circa 1987. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 1987: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the Assembly Hall at the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois in NOVEMBER 1987. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 25: Singer Whitney Houston, mother Cissy Houston and half-brother Gary Garland attend the 15th annual American Music Awards on January 25, 1988 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FRANCE - MAY 18: Whitney Houston Performs In Paris Bercy On May 18th, 1988 In Paris,France (Photo by Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 25: Singer Whitney Houston and mother Cissy Houston attend the Frank Bruno vs. Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing Match on February 25, 1989 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston and comedian/actor Eddie Murphy attend the United Negro College Fund's 10th Annual 'Lou Rawls Parade of Stars' Telethon Kick-Off Party on November 15, 1989 at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 30: Singer Whitney Houston attends the 21st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Dinner on May 30, 1990 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Whitney Houston (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Whitney Houston, guest host Jay Leno on December 11, 1990 (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - 1991: Singer and actress Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem at the 1991 Tampa, Florida, Superbowl XXV. Houston's rendition of the National Anthem was particularly inspiring due to the fact that Superbowl XXV (25) was held as the first Gulf War began.(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
TINLEY PARK, IL - JUNE 1991: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois in JUNE 1991. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
PROVIDENCE - JULY 17: Whitney Houston in concert on July 17, 1991. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) watches a World Cup soccer match, 1994. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
American singer and actress Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) stars with Denzel Washington in the film 'The Preacher's Wife', 1996. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston performs on stage in 1996. (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
Whitney Houston, Sängerin, Auftritt, Mikrophon, Promis, Prominente, Prominenter, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 12: Whitney Houston is joined by her husband, singer Bobby Brown, at ceremonies in East Orange, N.J., where the Franklin School was renamed the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE -JULY 6: Whitney Houston performing at Paris Bercy concert hall on June 6, 1998 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 30: Arista Records president Clive Davis and singer Whitney Houston attend amfAR's First Annual Season of Hope Awards to Honor Clive Davis, Tom Hanks and Barbara Walters on November 30, 1998 at the World Financial Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: BRIT AWARDS, LONDON ARENA Photo of Whitney HOUSTON, Whitney Houston performing on stage (Photo by JMEnternational/Redferns)
Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform at VH1 Divas Conert at Beacon Theater. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Whitney Houston (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Whitney Houston (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform on the 'VH1 Divas Las Vegas', a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 5/23/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 8: Musician Whitney Houston performs live for an NBC show December 8, 2002 at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 22: Singers Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown attend the VH1 Divas Duets post concert party to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM - MAY 27: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (R) welcomes singer Whitney Houston (L) and her husband/singer, Bobby Brown (C), at the prime minister's residence May 27, 2003 in Jerusalem, Israel. Houston is on a private tour of Israel. (Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV ? SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 26: Singer-actress Whitney Houston onstage during the taping of '25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration' at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The event highlighted 25 years of programming on Black Entertainment Television. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Usher, Clive Davis and Whitney Houston (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
US singer Whitney Houston performs on May 24 , 2008 in Rabat during the closing concert in the Mawazine 7th festival held in Rabat. AFP PHOTO/ABDELHAK SENNA (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Whitney Houston performs at the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Whitney Houston onstage at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Diane Sawyer, Whitney Houston and Robin Roberts perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' on September 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
MOSCOW - DECEMBER 9: Singer Whitney Houston performs on stage at Olympisky Sports Complex on December 9, 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Moscow is the first city in her world-wide 2009-2010 tour. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Whitney Houston performs on stage at Acer Arena on February 24, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at the Clive Davis and The Recording Acedemy's Annual Pre-Grammy Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Singer Whitney Houston performs at the 2011 Clive Davis Pre–Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Whitney Houston and Kelly Price share the stage at the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party at Tru Hollywood on February 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
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A younger version of Houston then appears via hologram, and the two sing the songs together, with Houston even going through a costume change before the medley ends on a rousing rendition of "I'm Every Woman."

According to TMZ, the appearance was scrapped after Houston's estate saw the footage and decided the technology wasn't far enough along for a true likeness of the late singer.

The appearance was scheduled to be a surprise on Monday's season finale, though rumors had been circulating online. There's no word yet what will replace the segment.

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Christina Aguilera arrives at Season 8 of "The Voice" Red Carpet Event held at the Pacific Design Center on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
9/9/99 Christina Aguilera at the MTV Music Video Awards. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
9/7/00 Christina Aguilera at the MTV Music Video Awards. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Pop singer Christina Aguilera accepts her award for favorite female artist of the year from presenter Michael Clarke Duncan at the Seventh Annual Blockbuster Awards in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 10, 2001. The show recognizes the best in movies and music as voted by Blockbuster customers worldwide. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Christina Aguilera performs in the shower of confetti during the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002. With a big sigh of relief and a star-studded celebration, Utah and America bid farewell to the Olympics. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Christina Aguilera, center, Mya, right, and Pink, left rear, rush back on stage to accept their award for best pop collaboration with vocals for "Lady Marmalade" at the 44th annual Grammy Awards, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
8/29/02 Christina Aguilera at the MTV Music Video Awards. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Christina Aguilera shows a gold disk of her album "Stripped" in Mexico during a news conference Monday Dec. 9, 2002, in Mexico City. Aguilera is promoting her new album in Mexico.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
1/13/03 Christina Aguilera at the 30th Annual American Music Awards. (Los Angeles, CA) (Star Max via AP Images)
U.S. singer Christina Aguilera performs on stage on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2002 at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, attracting some 12,000 spectators. (AP Photo/Keystone, Eddy Risch)
Singer Christina Aguilera, center, is hugged by DSquared designers Canadian twins Dean,left, and Dan Caten at the end of their mens' fashion collection for the spring-summer 2005, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, June 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Christina Aguilera arrives at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday, June 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
** FILE **Christina Aguilera appears on MTV's "Total Request Live," in this June 21, 2006, file photo, at MTV studios in New York's Times Square. Aguilera has a new album titled "Back to Basics" on RCA Records. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin/FILE)
Christina Aguilera performs during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
U.S. singer Christina Aguilera performs on stage during her "Back To Basics Tour" in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
Christina Aguilera poses with the award for best female pop vocal performance for "Ain't No Other Man" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
American singer Christina Aguilera listens a question from a journalist during the news conference Monday June 25, 2007 in Shanghai, China. Aguilera, a four-time Grammy Award winner, will perform June 26 at the Grand Stage , which is her first-ever concert in China. (AP Photo)
U.S. singer Christina Aguilera performance during her "Back to Basics" tour in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday June 28, 2007. (AP Photo)
Singer Christina Aguilera poses at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Christina Aguilera arrives at "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" in Los Angeles on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Christina Aguilera performs at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Christina Aguilera arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Singer Christina Aguilera poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before Game 7 of the NBA basketball finals Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Singer and actress Christina Aguilera poses after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
US performer Christina Aguilera, gestures as she poses at the premiere of the film 'Burlesque' in Madrid, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
US singer and actress Christina Aguilera attends a photo call for the movie "Burlesque" in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Christina Aguilera performs at the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Musician Christina Aguilera, from the reality television competition "The Voice", poses for photographers in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Season two of "The Voice" will premiere Feb. 5 on NBC. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE - This Nov. 20, 2011 file photo shows Christina Aguilera performing at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Aguilera is comparing her upcoming album to a "rebirth." With more than a decade in the music business behind her, the album will be a culmination of "everything I've experienced up until this point," the pop star said, including divorce. The album doesn't have a release date and the title hasn't been announced. Aguilera, a coach on NBC's singing contest, “The Voice,” will perform the first single, "Your Body," on the show on Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
Singer Christina Aguilera, left, and singer Blake Shelton speak during the panel discussion for the reality series "The Voice" at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour for NBC Universal in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Singer Christina Aguilera is interviewed after announcing nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Los Angeles. The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards will be held on November 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Christina Aguilera attends the Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Party on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Christina Aguilera arrives at the 4th season premiere screening of "The Voice" at the TCL Theatre on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Christina Aguilera arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Singer Christina Aguilera attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the "100 Most Influential People in the World" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday April 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Christina Aguilera arrives at the NBC 2013 summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Christina Aguilera arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Christina Aguilera performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on Friday, May 2, 2014. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Semis' Episode 817B -- Pictured: Christina Aguilera -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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