Star Académie and La Voix in the red zone
The Star Académie audition tour kicked off last week in Montreal.
Share September 30, 2020 4:57 p.m. Updated at 7:20 p.m. Share Star Académie and La Voix en zone rouge
Mario Boulianne Le Droit Two important cultural productions are shaken by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Voice and Star Academy must quickly review their game plan.
Installed in the full red zone, La Voix resumed its live broadcasts last Sunday in front of a small audience.
To comply with health measures, the producers had invited only the families and relatives of the candidates still in the running for the first Direct of this eighth season.
As for the artists, they were arranged on the stage of the studio Mels in such a way as to respect the gap of two meters. Note that the studio is located in Saint-Hubert, on the south shore of Montreal. In full red zone since Wednesday at midnight, unnecessary trips are therefore not recommended in this area.
“Our shoots are continuing as planned, but without an audience this time,” confirms a spokesperson for the press relations firm Roy & Turner by return email. The production is currently evaluating the various possibilities for integrating families into future shows. “
“Our shoots are continuing as planned, but without an audience. »- A spokesperson for the Roy & Turner press relations firm
For Star Académie, which is currently in the midst of auditing, in seven cities in Quebec and New Brunswick, the situation seems more problematic.
After the Montreal auditions which took place last weekend, the production hit the road to go to Rimouski on Saturday with a small team. As for Moncton, where auditions will take place next Monday, the production has decided to change its usual procedure. A local team will be on hand to welcome the candidates and the judges will assess the candidates remotely.
According to the proposed schedule and published on their website, the Star Académie caravan will stop at a hotel in Quebec City from October 9 to 11. Since Thursday, the capital region has been in the red zone, which will greatly complicate things for producers looking for new talent.
Auditions will then follow in Saguenay on October 17 and Sherbrooke on October 24. For now, Saguenay is still in the yellow zone while Estrie is in the orange zone, but the scenario could change by then. As for the Gatineau hearings, they will be held on October 31, i.e. after the alert period which must end on October 28. But again, changes to the alert situation could occur.
In order to avoid gatherings, the production of Star Académie emphasizes the importance of making an appointment at staracademie.ca.
“Candidates who have already completed this step need only go to their audition, as scheduled. A confirmation, by email, will be sent to inform them of the ways of doing things, we explain in a press release. In addition, we would like to confirm that all necessary measures are taken to ensure everyone's safety. ”