‘The Four’ is a Singing Competition with a Fresh Perspective
When it comes to music competitions, there are very few that stand out from the rest. Shows like American Idol and The Voice all have the same premise, and their appeal doesn’t really last after the audition process. The Four: Battle for Stardom does something different in that each episode feels like the last episode as the contestants battle each other for a chance at superstardom.
Hosted by three-time Grammy Award winning artist Fergie, four talented finalists are chosen from their auditions by the show’s music industry experts that include DJ Khalid, Charlie Walk, Megan Trainor and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Once they are chosen, they must try and defend their position as THE FOUR. Each week a new batch of artists will put their dream on the line and challenge the four finalists for their spots. At the end of the season, THE FOUR will battle each other, leaving only one winner to become a superstar. The winner will be signed to Republic Records.
“I feel like I bring that legitimacy and also that track record and that experience to knowing what it’s gonna take to really take somebody off their couch at home to Madison Square Garden,” Diddy told The Hollywood Reporter.
The Four is a competition for all musical genres. Unlike most singing competitions where each contestant is an aspiring pop singer, The Four opens its doors to all genres of music ranging from hip-hop to Latin music. Each contestant stands out from each other as they showcase their unique voices and vocal range. The Four is not out looking for the next Kelly Clarkson or Jordin Sparks, it’s looking for the next superstar of a generation.
The Four: Battle for Stardom airs every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on Fox.