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Thread started 02/28/20 5:21am

rogifan

Whitney hologram show getting terrible reviews

Most calling it a crass money grab. And some of the songs aren't even live vocals, they're a mix of live and studio recordings. Plus the live band on stage are people that never performed with her live. So sad considering Whitney was someone who loved singing LIVE (even if her voice wasn't always in shape). I can see why Prince called holograms demonic. I hope his estate takes note and never does anything like this. Both Dionne and Clive are against it. I don't understand why they can't stop it. neutral

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Reply #1 posted 02/28/20 8:39am

looby

I can't speak for anyone else, but to me holograms are just morbid. I don't know what else to call watching a dead person performing as though they were alive, when everyone knows they're actually dead! It's so creepy!

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Reply #2 posted 02/28/20 8:53am

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I'm not surprised at all. I don't like the idea of those kinds of hologram shows anyway. Especially not for people like Whitney Houston.

For my money, there's only 1 or maybe 2 artists for whom a hologram concert would work. Like, if they put on a special live hologram show in Las Vegas of Elvis it would be a decent attraction. He did a lot of tacky Vegas shows when he was alive so it would kind of make sense. Besides, he's Elvis so all bets are off when it comes to good taste. And I say that as a massive fan of Elvis.

The only other artist it might work for would be Michael Jackson, for many of the same reasons as Elvis. I also get the impression that if any artist would want a hologram of them after they were dead, it would be Michael Jackson. Seems like the kind of person who would get a kick out of it.
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Reply #3 posted 02/28/20 9:27am

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In the 1990s & early 2000s there were several Elvis Presley tours called Elvis: The Concert. It wasn't a hologram, but video footage of Elvis on a screen with his original 1970s band & background singers (including Cissy Houston) that were still living, playing live behind his isolated vocals. Since they went on for several years, I guess they were a success as a moneymaker. The tours still go on today, but I don't think it's the original band/singers. I know one was with an orchestra.

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Reply #4 posted 02/28/20 11:19am

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Can you get the same energy and pizzazz with a hologram? It still seems so novelty, like a curiosity sideshow thing. I don't think the technology is were it needs to be to make it a spectacular once in a lifetime event. 8t must be expensive to create because it seems we'd be flooded with lesser known artists that might generate the curiosity and make this thing normal. Hate Whitney is the experiment or rather the cash grab to normalize this stuff jus because.
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Reply #5 posted 02/28/20 2:42pm

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MickyDolenz said:

In the 1990s & early 2000s there were several Elvis Presley tours called Elvis: The Concert. It wasn't a hologram, but video footage of Elvis on a screen with his original 1970s band & background singers (including Cissy Houston) that were still living, playing live behind his isolated vocals. Since they went on for several years, I guess they were a success as a moneymaker. The tours still go on today, but I don't think it's the original band/singers. I know one was with an orchestra.


I was at the Prince live on the big screen concert at the Target Center. I actually liked the show. And a couple songs were enhanced by having the horns there. But it was video footage of Prince which is totally different. Whitney had some great live shows. One of my favorites was the Welcome Home Heros HBO concert for returning gulf War soldiers. Put out an HD version of that and I'd buy it in a heartbeat. But this thing is just sad. Especially knowing some of the vocals aren't from live performances. Outside of the Super Bowl and maybe some early TV appearances Whitney always sang live. To go to a live show and hear studio vocals is just wrong on so many levels.

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Reply #6 posted 02/28/20 2:46pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm not surprised at all. I don't like the idea of those kinds of hologram shows anyway. Especially not for people like Whitney Houston. For my money, there's only 1 or maybe 2 artists for whom a hologram concert would work. Like, if they put on a special live hologram show in Las Vegas of Elvis it would be a decent attraction. He did a lot of tacky Vegas shows when he was alive so it would kind of make sense. Besides, he's Elvis so all bets are off when it comes to good taste. And I say that as a massive fan of Elvis. The only other artist it might work for would be Michael Jackson, for many of the same reasons as Elvis. I also get the impression that if any artist would want a hologram of them after they were dead, it would be Michael Jackson. Seems like the kind of person who would get a kick out of it.


Apparently the Roy Orbison one was pretty good. I could see having an Elvis one in Vegas though I'd never spend money to see it. I'm sorry but anyone who performed live with a band and no lip syncing should NOT ever be a hologram. Prince was right when he called it demonic. Clive Davis ripped the two Whitney docs that came out and said a real bio-pic should be done. I wish there was something he could do to stop this thing from ever coming to the United States. If for no other reason than I don't think it will be popular and will just be an embarrassment for the estate.

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Reply #7 posted 02/28/20 4:09pm

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Reply #8 posted 02/28/20 7:23pm

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^^ lol lol lol

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Reply #9 posted 02/29/20 9:44am

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Pokeno4Money said:

Gram, Gram, Hollo Gram, Nobody Wanna Hollo Gram


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lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #10 posted 02/29/20 11:43am

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Just watch her damn vids.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 02/29/20 11:43am

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Pokeno finally said something funny.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 02/29/20 3:05pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Pokeno finally said something funny.


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Reply #13 posted 02/29/20 7:26pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Pokeno finally said something funny.

lol

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Reply #14 posted 02/29/20 11:31pm

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Unsurprisingly the money grubbing devil herself Pat Houston is pushing this shit - she is utterly shameless
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Reply #15 posted 03/01/20 5:40am

rogifan

mynameisnotsusan said:

Unsurprisingly the money grubbing devil herself Pat Houston is pushing this shit - she is utterly shameless


Is there no one else in the family that could control the estate? If she's the one on stage receiving Whitney's RRHOF induction I'll vomit.

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Reply #16 posted 03/01/20 8:52am

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mynameisnotsusan said:

Unsurprisingly the money grubbing devil herself Pat Houston is pushing this shit - she is utterly shameless

I agree, that woman is shameless and not a good person, just a greedy user.

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Reply #17 posted 03/02/20 9:27am

Empress

No, no AND NO!! I hate the entire concept. If they want to do a hologram on say an awards show for one song, I wouldn't be opposed, but a concert using a hologram is just plain wrong. I will never attend a show that does this.

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Reply #18 posted 03/02/20 10:27am

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Wish Kanye was a mere hologram.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 03/02/20 7:07pm

looby

2freaky4church1 said:

Wish Kanye was a mere hologram.

Wow, do you really hate the man that much, that you wish him dead?

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Reply #20 posted 03/08/20 1:31pm

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The Tupac/Snoop was fun for a one-off.

The "MJ" hologram at the Billboard Awards (I think) was horrendous. It was a look-alike who neither looked nor moved like Michael Jackson. You can get that from any random impersonator. I saw a video of the Cirque show's hologram and it looked similar to me, just someone who can't replicate MJ's moves.

I'm not against it from a moral perspective, but so far, the technology isn't up to snuff for me. Or, if it is, its not being used correctly.

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Reply #21 posted 03/08/20 11:53pm

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Empress said:

No, no AND NO!! I hate the entire concept. If they want to do a hologram on say an awards show for one song, I wouldn't be opposed, but a concert using a hologram is just plain wrong. I will never attend a show that does this.

I agree.It's WRONG and I'm surprised that some fans showed up for something like this.Shame on her estate (or whoever put this together).They must really be hard up for cash,smh.

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