IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE ORGANIZERS OF YOU'RE THE ONE REGARDING COVID-19

In accordance with the SA Government's urge issued on 12 September 2021, to prohibit indoor public gatherings of 250 or more - we are not permitted to proceed with staging our planned quarter final rounds at the malls until the ban is lifted in total. Simultaneously due to the fact that no spectators are allowed during sporting events as yet, we are currently in contact with authorities regarding recreational gatherings, such as You’re the One, in malls in a specific space that cannot necessarily accommodate 250 people due to the fact that social distancing protocols cannot be maintained or managed. The latter will determine the viability to continue.

NOTE: WE NEED TO COMPLETE QUARTER FINAL ROUNDS AT ALL MALLS PRIOR CONTINUING WITH REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS. Our updated schedule will be made available online once we have more clarity on when the ban will be lifted in total. We appeal to our contestants to please bear with us in these difficult times, which is out of our control. We need your patience and support and thank you in advance.

PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES

Dear Semi-Finalist

With regards to the inquiries we receive, the following statement from the organizers of the competition:

1. Legislation (South Africa and Namibia):

In accordance with the SA Government's urge issued on 12 September 2021, to prohibit indoor public gatherings of 250 or more - we are not permitted to proceed with staging our planned quarter final rounds at the malls until the ban is lifted in total. Simultaneously due to the fact that no spectators are allowed during sporting events as yet, we are currently in contact with authorities regarding recreational gatherings, such as You’re the One, in malls in a specific space that cannot necessarily accommodate 250 people due to the fact that social distancing protocols cannot be maintained or managed. With regards to our Namibian contestants: According to the AMENDMENTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID 19 GENERAL REGULATIONS: PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ACT, 2015: DR KALUMBI SHANGULA, MP, MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES. 23RD COVID-19 PUBLIC BRIEFING: Public gatherings (social, religious, sports, entertainment, cultural) and any other form of public gathering are maintained at the current maximum of fifty (50) persons for any such event at any given time. Registers must be maintained at all public gatherings. Attendees of public gathering must sanitise and maintain a distance of not less than 2 meters between them. Public gatherings shall not exceed two (2) hours and shall not continue beyond 20:00.

2. (Impact on the) logistics of the competition:

Our contracts with the various property owners state that we are to host the events in the malls. This will ensure feet traffic in malls. From the sponsors’ (including the various radiostations’) side they exchange these sponsorships for marketing in the various malls/retail spaces. Thus a rimpel effect that can only be stopped once the ban is lifted in total. We need to complete the quarter final rounds at all the various malls prior continuing with the regional semi-final rounds.

3. Updates:

Our updated schedule will be made available online and will be send via email once we have more clarity on when the ban will be lifted in total. Currently we are considering different scenarios: (1) To cancel the competition in total (and refund the semi-finalists whom would’ve proceeded to the next round only); (2) Wait on the two governments to provide us with an official answer in writing in order to proceed and advise on dates; (3) Amalgamation. We will keep you posted regularly. Please visit the website for updated detail: https:// www.traxtudio.co.za/youre-the-one/ We appeal to our contestants to please bear with us in these difficult times which is out of our control. We need your patience and support and thank you in advance. Please note that our terms and conditions do make provision for these circumstances.

Best regards
The (frustrated) Organizers

You’re the One! is a multinational singing competition to be hosted in selected malls of Attacq, Atterbury, Growthpoint and Hyprop across South Africa and Namibia and will provide a new stage for the Southern African Performing Arts.

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