Christina Aquilera cancels SA show

Christina Aquilera cancels SA show

Grammy Award winner and TV star Christina Aguilera has regretfully had to pull out of the 2nd Annual South African of the Year Awards show. 


Aguilera has had to withdraw due to a change in scheduling of top-rated TV show "The Voice" on which she is one of the judges. The schedule change requires her to be in the United States on the day of the Awards show.

Aguilera expressed her disappointment at having to cancel, in a message to organisers, and says she hopes to be able to perform in South Africa soon. 

Due to the change in line-up organisers will be refunding ticket fees to all ticket holders and the show, which was initially opened to the public, will become a private event as it was last year with the crème of South African society invited to attend the gala event.

The SATY organisers would like to apologise to all ticket-holders for the inconvenience.  

Ticketpro are already contacting ticketholders to arrange for the refund of their ticket fees.  Anyone who has not heard from Ticketpro should call their call centre to ensure prompt refunding takes place.

Editor-in-Chief for ANN7 and SATY 2015 organiser, Moegsien Williams, says ANN7 is deeply disappointed that it will not be able to bring Aguilera to South Africa as planned but that the company understands she has contractual obligations that she must meet.

The organisers are currently engaging with various artist management companies to try to secure another international artist and are also looking to engage further local artists.

Williams said: "Aguilera obviously was a big drawcard but top international performer Jason Derulo as well as our superstar line-up of South African artists will still be on stage on the night of the awards. 

The South African performers include ChianoSky, Mafikizolo, AKA, and The Soil.

- Press Release

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