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The Four: Battle for Stardom
Also known asThe Four
GenreReality television
Created byElwin Vitztelly de Groot
Armoza Formats
Directed byPhil Heyes
Presented byFergie
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producers
  • David George
  • Adam Sher
  • David Eilenberg
  • Becca Walker
  • David Friedman
  • Carlos King
  • Avi Armoza
  • Nehama Cohen
  • Moshiko Cohen
  • Elwin Vitztelly de Groot
ProducerSean Combs[1]
Production companiesITV Entertainment
Armoza Formats
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOriginal:
January 4 –
August 2, 2018
External links
Website

The Four: Battle for Stardom, also known as The Four, is an American reality television music competition series broadcast on Fox. Premiering on January 4, 2018, the show was eventually renewed for a second season which aired on June 7, 2018. The winner, determined by a studio audience and panelists, is awarded a recording contract with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, and named iHeartRadio's 'On the Verge' artist. The winners of the first two seasons are Evvie McKinney and James Graham.

The show’s panelists originally included rapper, record producer and music manager Sean Combs, rapper and music producer DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, and music executive Charlie Walk. However, Walk withdrew from the series prior to the season one finale following sexual assault allegations against him.[2] Subsequent episodes have starred the other three panelists.

Format[edit]

Based on an Israeli format called The Four,[3]The Four is a singing competition that differs among similar talent competitions, in that there are no stage auditions. The artists, also known as the challengers, are held in the holding room before singing in front of a live studio audience and the judges. The panel of people in the music industry ultimately decides the best challengers that compete against 'The Four'. Their decision must be unanimous. The members consist of vocalists of varying genres, and they must win challenges against new artists to keep their seat and remain as a member of 'The Four'. At the end of six weeks, the last singer standing among 'The Four' wins the competition.

There are two distinct rounds in The Four. In the performances round, new challengers must earn their seat by performing in front of a live studio audience, the panel of judges and 'The Four'. After the performance, the judges then vote and make a 'Yes' or 'No' decision, signifying the challenger's fate in the competition. If a challenger receives a unanimous four blue rings on stage (four 'Yes' votes from the panel), they advance to the next round of the competition. A red ring given to the challenger signifies a 'No', ending his or her time in the competition. Artists who advance to the challenge round can compete against a member of 'The Four' for their seat. In a sing-off style battle, the challenger and 'The Four' member sing against each other for their seat. After the challenge, the studio audience then votes to decide which of the two should remain in the competition. The winner locks his or her seat for the rest of the night and cannot be challenged again until the next episode.[4]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonFirst airedLast airedWinnerRunner-upOther finalistsPresenterPanelists
1January 4, 2018February 8, 2018Evvie McKinneyCandice BoydVincintZhaviaFergieSean CombsMeghan TrainorDJ KhaledCharlie Walk1
2June 7, 2018August 2, 2018James GrahamSharaya JLeah JeneaWhitney ReignN/A
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Notes
Discography
  1. ^ Walk withdrew from the show following episode 5.
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Season synopses[edit]

Winners and runners-up are indicated in gold and silver, respectively.

Season 1[edit]

The first season of The Four premiered on January 4, 2018, and concluded on February 8, 2018. After six episodes, Evvie McKinney was announced as the winner of the season, with Candice Boyd as the runner-up. The final group of 'The Four' also included Vincint Cannady and Zhavia.

The Four
EpisodeGroupMembers
Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4
1Original FourLex LuAsh MinorElanese LansenBlair Perkins
2nd FourZhavia Ward
Saeed Renaud
23rd FourCheyenne ElliotCandice BoydJason Warrior
34th FourRell JervTim Johnson Jr.
45th FourNick HarrisonKendyle Paige
5.16th FourEvvie McKinneyVincint Cannady
5.2Final FourCandice BoydZhavia
6

Season 2[edit]

The second season of The Four premiered on June 7, 2018, and concluded on August 2, 2018. The first members of 'The Four' were announced on May 9, 2018. They included Carvena Jones, James Graham, Sharaya J, and Stephanie Zelaya.[5] Following eight episodes, James Graham was announced as the winner of the season, with Sharaya J as the runner-up. Leah Jenea and Whitney Reign were finalists. Runner-up Sharaya J. remained undefeated throughout the entirety of the season.

The Four
EpisodeGroupMembers
Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4
1Original FourCarvena JonesJames GrahamStephanie ZelayaSharaya J.
2nd FourMajeste Pearson
23rd FourJesse KramerWhitney Reign
34th Four
45th FourAli Caldwell
56th FourNoah Barlass
67th FourJeRonelle McGheeLeah Jenea
7Final FourJames GrahamWhitney Reign
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Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNomineeResultRef.
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Series: RealityThe Four: Battle for StardomNominated[6]
Choice TV PersonalityDJ KhaledNominated
Meghan TrainorNominated
National Film & Television AwardsBest Talent ShowThe Four: Battle for StardomWon[7]
Best Reality TV ShowThe Four: Battle for StardomNominated[8]
Best Entertainment ShowThe Four: Battle for StardomNominated
Best Reality TV JudgeDJ KhaledNominated
Sean CombsNominated
201932nd Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite TV JudgesSean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan TrainorNominated

Ratings[edit]

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The first season of The Four was Fox's most watched and highest-rated new unscripted series in nearly four years.[1]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV seasonSeason rankingViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Thursday
8:00 PM
6January 4, 20183.75[9]February 8, 20184.03[10]2017–181174.19[11]
28June 7, 20182.43[12]August 2, 20183.40[13]N/A2.72[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ab'Evvie McKinney crowned the first-ever winner of THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM!'. Fox. February 8, 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^Keveney, Bill (January 31, 2018). 'Suspended record exec Charlie Walk won't be in 'Four' finale'. USA Today. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^Elber, Lynn (9 August 2017). 'Fox picks up new singing show based on Israeli format'. The Times of Israel. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^Upadhyaya, Kayla (4 January 2018). ''The Four: Battle For Stardom' Debuts on Fox'. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^Schillaci, Sophie (May 9, 2018). 'Meet 'The Four's New Season Two Contenders (Exclusive)'. Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. ^Weatherby, Taylor (June 13, 2018). 'Taylor Swift, Drake, Cardi B & More Among Teen Choice Awards 2018 Nominees: See the Full List'. Billboard. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  7. ^'Successful night at the 1st annual National Film & TV Awards 2018'. National Film & TV Awards. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  8. ^'National Film & TV Awards 2018 nominations announced'. PRDistribution.com. October 10, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  9. ^Porter, Rick (January 8, 2018). ''The Four,' 'Will & Grace,' everything else unchanged: Thursday final ratings'. TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^Porter, Rick (February 9, 2018). 'Olympics adjust up: Thursday final ratings'. TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  11. ^'2017-18 TV Series Ratings Rankings: NFL Football, 'Big Bang' Top Charts'. Deadline Hollywood. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  12. ^Porter, Rick (June 8, 2018). 'Stanley Cup clincher adjusts up: Thursday final ratings'. TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  13. ^Welch, Alex (August 3, 2018). ''Big Brother' adjusts up, 'Big Bang Theory' encore adjusts down: Thursday final ratings'. TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  14. ^'SpotVault - The Four (Fox) - Summer 2018 Ratings'. Spotted Ratings. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • The Four: Battle for Stardom on IMDb

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