New Footage Of Whitney Houston's Hologram That Will Tour The World Is Giving Everyone The Major Creeps
Our greatest love of all, Whitney Houston, is being resurrected in the form of a hologram and people are getting goosebumps.
The music industry was devasted when fans learned that the legendary singer died on February 11, 2012 after paramedics found her unconscious in a hotel bathtub from an accidental drowning.
She was 48.
No other singer has come close to matching her soul-stirring vocals since her death.
But last year, Houston's estate had some exciting news for fans. At least they thought they did.
Eight years later, the singer will be making a comeback in a way fans never expected.
It appears the deceased R&B diva is going to "run to you" and perform in arenas around the world.
Video footage from a preview of An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour made the rounds on the internet ahead of its Sheffield, England premiere on February 25.
@PopCraveMusic @PopCrave and a lot of people will be scared...— ♒︎ (@♒︎)1582141347.0
The posthumous concert tour is a partnership with Whitney Houston's estate and BASE Hologram and will feature Houston as a three-dimensional image accompanied by a live band and backup dancers choreographed by Fatima Robinson.
Last year, Houston's former manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said she was excited to reunite audiences with the iconic singer.
"(Whitney) adored her audiences and that's why we know she would have loved this holographic theatrical concept."
"An event at this level is something special. . . . This upcoming tour will allow audiences to experience Whitney's amazing voice and passion for music for a long time to come and help them share that magic with future generations."
However, ghost Whitney is already creeping people out.
@PopCraveMusic This makes me feel So weird. Sooo weird.— abby (@abby)1582141926.0
@PopCraveMusic @PopCrave What episode of Black mirror is this— miguel (@miguel)1582141238.0
@PopCraveMusic @PopCrave It’s not even Whitney 💀 I’ve seen better Whitney performances at drag shows— Monte 🦖 (@Monte 🦖)1582143538.0
This user saw her as a Sims video game character.
@PopCraveMusic she looks like a sims— remy 🍒 (@remy 🍒)1582141417.0
Some fans were offended.
@PopCraveMusic The disrespect— My Name Is James (@My Name Is James)1582141314.0
@_JamesGtfo @PopCraveMusic Exactly. I know for a fact that she wouldn't want this.— Better Than God (@Better Than God)1582141460.0
Many expressed we should let the singer rest in peace.
@PopCraveMusic Y’all should have appreciated her when she lived. But, to many were making jokes. I disapprove of th… https://t.co/m7fcSwq3fq— ᎷᏗᎴᏋᏝᎥᏁᏋ (🅻🅸🅽🅰) (@ᎷᏗᎴᏋᏝᎥᏁᏋ (🅻🅸🅽🅰))1582159690.0
@PopCraveMusic let her rest! https://t.co/Ey4NAxLQJ5— #1 half of me stan (@#1 half of me stan)1582143505.0
@PopCraveMusic They need to leave my girl whitney alone! https://t.co/2y0gstroqo— 𝓢𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰. (@𝓢𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰.)1582141092.0
@PopCraveMusic This.... is disturbing. Why not just be respectful and let her rest? This seems wrong— 𝘼𝙃𝙎 🅂🅆🄴🄴🅃🄴🄽🄴🅁 (fan account) (@𝘼𝙃𝙎 🅂🅆🄴🄴🅃🄴🄽🄴🅁 (fan account))1582152665.0
@PopCraveMusic Whitney looking down on this like.... https://t.co/ovVFuKtG7H— GeminiOC (@GeminiOC)1582160054.0
Her concert from beyond the grave will never be as close as seeing her performing in the flesh.
@PopCraveMusic imagine buying tickets to a computer show— angel (@angel)1582141098.0
@PopCraveMusic Chile she's stiff this ain't Whitney and will never be— @Mariah_ Army (@@Mariah_ Army)1582156132.0
@PopCraveMusic So they expect people to pay (which I’m guessing will be hundreds) to see basically a video of her sing.— Brand ❌ (@Brand ❌)1582145801.0
@PopCraveMusic What a sad and beautiful ghost— Kalben (@Kalben)1582237933.0
Last September, Pat Houston told Hot 96.9 Boston:
"Whitney is not with us, but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram."
"They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best."
Some fans think "it's not right," but is it okay?
@PopCraveMusic This ain’t right 😳 RIP— b❁ (@b❁)1582141329.0
@PopCraveMusic I loved Whitney and I respect the technology, but ... ew 😱— ⭐ 🇩avid 🇦ppleby ⭐ (@⭐ 🇩avid 🇦ppleby ⭐)1582153466.0
There are no North American dates announced but the tour is expected to arrive in the U.S. sometime in late 2020.
Will you stay? Or will you run awaaaay?
We will always love Whitney Houston as Rachel Marron from 1992's The Bodyguard, but did you know a sequel was considered?
Kevin Costner would have reprised his role as devoted man-shield Frank Farmer but would have a different co-star.
The 64-year-old actor revealed in a recent edition of PeopleTV's "Couch Surfing" program that the late Princess Diana was interested in playing a role similar to that of Houston's in a Bodyguard sequel.
"The studio liked the idea of doing a ′Bodyguard 2′ [with Diana] in the same kind of capacity as Whitney [Houston]. Nobody really knew that for about a year."
Although Princess Di agreed to Costner writing her into the movie, the royal had misgivings about one thing if she were to take on what would have been her first acting role.
Prince William and Prince Harry's mother expressed she was nervous about a kissing scene.
Kevin Costner Says #PrincessDiana Almost Starred in a 'The Bodyguard' Sequel https://t.co/nWu1HMrvIs https://t.co/a3XZwKo98m— TheWrap (@TheWrap)1561852847.0
Costner recalled a phone conversation he had with the former Princess of Wales about her concern.
"I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone, and she asked the question, she goes, 'Are we going to have like a kissing scene?' She said it in a very respectful way."
"She was nervous because her life was very governed. And I said, 'Yeah, there's going to be a little bit of that, but we can make that okay too.' "
According to PEOPLE, Sarah Ferguson – a.k.a. "Fergie" – was responsible in facilitating their connection.
"Sarah was really important. I always respect Sarah because she's the one that set up the conversation between me and Diana. She was the one that set it up, and she never said, 'Well, what about me? I'm a princess too.' She was just so supportive of the idea."
Princess Diana almost starred in ‘Bodyguard’ sequel with Sarah Ferguson’s help, says Kevin Costner Princess Diana o… https://t.co/DHghSIC2De— Channel One (@Channel One)1561739739.0
@TMZ @Fox411 That would have been interesting...— 𝔻𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕀ℕ𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ 𝕀ℕ𝕍𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕀𝔾𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ (@𝔻𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕀ℕ𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ 𝕀ℕ𝕍𝔼𝕊𝕋𝕀𝔾𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ)1561877839.0
Sadly, the film would never come to fruition after tragedy struck and left the world in mourning.
Costner said he received the script for The Bodyguard 2 a day before Princess Di was killed in the fateful car crash in a road tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997.
She was 36.
The Dances With Wolves actor confirmed rumors of a sequel to The Bodyguard with Anderson Cooper in 2012.
"Diana and I had been talking about doing Bodyguard 2. I told her I would take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney," he told Cooper on his daytime talk show, Anderson.
"She wanted me to write it for her. I said 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested.' She goes: 'I am interested.'"
The story would have centered on Frank Farmer being hired to protect Diana's character from the paparazzi and stalkers.
The "People's Princess" died in a hospital after sustaining injuries from the horrific accident, and the media blamed her death on the paparazzi that relentlessly chased the Mercedes S280 in which she was riding as a passenger.
But the French judicial investigation in 1999 ruled that the driver, Henri Paul, was responsible after losing control of the speeding vehicle while driving under the influence.
@people How ironic that would've been...especially since her bodyguard (for hire?) Trevor Rhys-Jones was the only o… https://t.co/6ZP9mKUMXT— Autumn (@Autumn)1561737563.0
The Bodyguard marked Houston's acting debut and generated $411 million worldwide and became the second highest-grossing hit at the box office in 1992.
In the same year the movie spawned a legendary soundtrack with some of the late singer's most memorable hits – including "I'm Every Woman" and the Dolly Parton penned "I Will Always Love you," the latter of which Houston began singing a cappella at the suggestion of Costner to elevate Rachel's romantic feelings towards his character.
As much as I love Kevin Costner and respect Princess Diana, I wouldn't have watched The Bodyguard II unless it was Kevin & Whitney.— aimee (@aimee)1451502069.0
The last words in The Bodyguard: "Even though we pay pass through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with u… https://t.co/qSOgBO71Jp— CostnerApologist (@CostnerApologist)1511647622.0
A sequel with the late royal would have been interesting to watch, especially after the original's success was largely due to Houston's star-making turn.
Would audiences have flocked to see a sequel without the pop diva? Would Costner and the late Princess Di have shared an intimate moment on-screen?
File these under "we'll never know."