Whitney Houston hologram tour: First look leaves This Morning viewers ‘unsettled’

20 February 2020, 10:57

By Rory O'Connor

The Whitney Houston hologram tour is about to launch across the UK, but the first look at the late star’s hologram left TV viewers “unsettled”.

This Morning displayed the first look of the hologram, made to look like Whitney Houston, but those watching on TV found the experience “spooky”.

Show hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford watched on as the hologram gave a rendition of ‘The Greatest Love Of All’.

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One viewer commented online: “It’s very unsettling,” as another wrote: “I think I was expecting her to look more real.”

However, Eamonn told viewers that in person, it looked like Whitney was in the room.

Whitney Houston hologram tour: First look leaves This Morning viewers ‘unsettled’
Whitney Houston hologram tour: First look leaves This Morning viewers ‘unsettled’. Picture: Whitney Houston • ITV

An Evening with Whitney – The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will feature a holographic and mixed media performance of her classic hits.

Backed by a live band, singers, and dancers, show bosses are promising the shows to be a special celebration of the late singer.

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The tour promises “state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology and combined with unmatched Broadway theatrical stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of her classic songs” while “the production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson”.

The new show comes from Base Entertainment – which has previously worked on hologram tours of the likes of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. The company were also behind developing an Amy Winehouse tour, before plans fell through.

Ruth and Eamonn watch on as the Whitney Houston hologram performs on This Morning
Ruth and Eamonn watch on as the Whitney Houston hologram performs on This Morning. Picture: ITV

The show will take place in the following venues across the UK in 2020:

February 27, 2020 – M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena – Liverpool

February 28, 2020 – Apollo – Manchester

February 29, 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

March 1, 2020 – SEC Armadillo – Glasgow

March 2, 2020 – P&J Arena – Aberdeen

March 3, 2020 – Bord Gais Theatre – Dublin

March 4, 2020 – Arena – Birmingham

March 5, 2020 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth

March 6, 2020 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff

March 7, 2020 – Centre – Brighton

March 9, 2020 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham

March 10, 2020 – Hammersmith Apollo – London

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