The Four: Battle for Stardom – Opinion

The Four: Battle for Stardom premieres January 4th, 8pm on Fox.

The latest music competition series begins where the other shows end: With the winners. Each week four top-notch artists from any given genre will fight to defend their coveted seat on the show, as determined newcomers challenge them and try to knock them out of the competition. The singer who is the last standing at the end of the season will earn quite the prize: the judge panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team. This elite group of starmakers will guide the winner’s career to help make him or her a breakout star.

Fans of similar programs like The Voice or American Idol should definitely add The Four to their DVR. If you’re uninterested in reality competition shows, don’t expect this one to win you over; Sure it’s different, but not by much.

As for the judges, Fox nabbed big names. Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk will be the ones guiding and critiquing the contestants. Plus, Fergie has signed on to host! And the stars are really going all out in interviews about the new show. “This show is going to disrupt the world of competition television and will revolutionize the format,” said Combs. “It took the right show and network to bring me back in the game. We plan on being the best talent show out there, taking it to that next level and making history again. This series is about pure competition, fighting for your survival. Do you want to win? Do you want to be great? We’re giving fans a genuine look at what it takes to make it to the top and stay there.”

Of course DJ Khaled chimed in with his signature hype: “I’m proud to announce that I will be participating in one of the most important, if not the most important events on television and pop culture,” he said. “It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that will showcase the best of the new generation of musical geniuses. When you come from where I come from, you know just how hard it is to turn your dreams into a reality. It’s a long road to the journey of success. I’ve spent my career discovering amazing talent and working with the biggest icons from every corner of the globe and now I’m bringing my one-of-a-kind approach to FOX. I immediately jumped at the opportunity when I realized FOX shared the same vision as me, and that’s to be the best!!! If you think you have what it takes to become the next icon, trust me, DJ Khaled is the one that will let you know. So be prepared for a new era of television. All I know is how to win…more!!! FOX x DJ Khaled…be ready!!!”

Wow! Are you excited yet?