Premiering Thursday, Jan. 4, on FOX
Sean 'Diddy' Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk to serve as panelists
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling solo artist Fergie will serve as host of FOX's new singing competition series, "The Four: Battle for Stardom." The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
"I am very excited and proud to be the host of 'The Four: Battle for Stardom,' " Fergie said. "This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV. I am looking forward to being by the contestants' sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry."
"Fergie is a genuine superstar," said Rob Wade, president, alternative programming and specials, Fox Broadcasting Co. "She's fierce, she's a force in her own right, and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish?"
As previously announced, Grammy-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record-producing hit-maker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk will serve as the show's panel of experts. These panelists are true star-makers and are responsible for some of the biggest hits and recording artists in the music industry today.
"The Four: Battle for Stardom" begins where the other shows end: With the best. These four top-notch singers, spanning all music genres, will fight each week to defend their coveted seats 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 competition will earn the ultimate prize: The 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.
As part of the grand prize, the winner will be named an iHeartRadio "On The Verge" artist. iHeartRadio's "On The Verge" program provides artists with national reach through on-air radio exposure, as well as digital and social support across iHeartMedia's range of music and entertainment platforms. FOX also has teamed up with iHeartMedia to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition.