Due to the many Kovid-19 cases among the competitors, the first variety Star Academy Postponed to next week. Jean-Philippe Dion, the show’s executive producer, is back in action.
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The outbreak of several Kovid-19 cases by the end of last week prompted the product to adopt what was previously thought. “During the day on Saturday, we built a control room directly in the hotel to stay in touch with the affected candidates,” the producer suggested. We found a way to get them to sing and participate in the show from the hotel where they were alone.
However the new positive case statement among the group of candidates is disturbing the plans. “The fourth case came around 8pm on Saturday, and it gives us an indication that there may be other cases. In addition, the selected candidates had to enter the academy on Sunday evening, to live in a bubble under the same roof, which became complicated. We decided to postpone.
All the candidates have been alone in their hotel rooms since Friday evening and the four candidates who tested positive are still doing very well. “They have more or less severe symptoms, but fortunately no one is seriously ill. All the candidates are a little stressed, but they are all alone in the hotel for a few days. By reopening the rehearsals at the end of next week, we hope to put the lid on the pot,” said Jean-Philippe Dion. Added.
These positive cases came despite very strict precautions in the upstream. “Candidates have been in isolation since January 3. We have many candidates who have children and we want to spend the holidays with their families.
In the studio of Star Academy, The health protocol is also very strict. A team constantly monitors social distance, changing masks regularly and consistent disinfection activities on the premises. No cases were reported between the technical or production teams.
The first type Star Academy What will be shown next week should be similar to the show scheduled for this Sunday. “I can not confirm anything in detail yet as we speak, but we have to show 99% the same variety, Daniel Belanger, candidate performances etc …”, sophisticated Jean-Philippe Dion.
This postponement should not affect the rest of the season. “We are going to do the same number of programs with 13 types and 12 weekly daily plans, but one week difference. For invited international artists, this does not change anything. Only the second variety needs to be modified. For the rest of us, we’ll keep the same game plan for the rest of the season.
The big premiere of Star Academy It airs on TVA on Sunday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Daily It airs Monday through Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m.