The Four: Battle for Stardom: Season 1 (2018)

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The Four: Battle for Stardom

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 4, 2018
2
Air date: Jan 11, 2018
3
Air date: Jan 18, 2018
4
Air date: Jan 25, 2018
5
Air date: Feb 1, 2018
6
Air date: Feb 8, 2018

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This music competition show is based on an Israeli format and is hosted by Fergie, with Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Charlie Walk, and Meghan Trainor as judges. Each episode, the contestants have to perform in front of a live studio audience; if they're chosen by the judges, they can then pick one member of The Four, a group of four "champions," to compete against them and hopefully take their place in the group. The winner of the duel is then chosen by the audience and moves on to the next episode, when another contestant will be able to challenge them for their seat.

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Critic Reviews for The Four: Battle for Stardom Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The Four works hard (too hard?) to separate itself from other reality competitions...Our other problem with The Four is that it leaves little time to make a personal connection with the challengers.

Jan 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The biggest drawback to the frenzied structure is that it's hard to connect with any contestant, so its much-hyped battles have no emotional weight. The judges are unafraid to dole out harsh criticism, but in this context it feels kind of pointless.

Jan 8, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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Fergie billed the new program as "the first and only show where every episode is like a finale." If the reference were intended to mean that viewers have marginal incentive to tune in the next week, then mission accomplished.

Jan 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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Prepare to calibrate your tolerance and enjoyment of Sean Combs - and Fergie, for that matter - as TV personalities as opposed to witnessing the birth of a pop star.

Jan 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Edgy music competition hits a flat note.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Who needs exciting performances, compelling contestants and chemistry between judges? Not Fox's The Four: Battle for Stardom, apparently.

Jan 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Four: Battle for Stardom: Season 1

  • Jan 29, 2019
    This show is bomb...I wish I could be on it one day
  • Aug 03, 2018
    Really!... Horrible decisions from the judges from beginning to end. And the offer the top, long winded, pointless in-show reviews from free judges. Thank goodness for DVRs... Fast forward quickly!.. Now cancel all future planned recordings!... Trust me, do it! You can thank me later.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    The Judges decide who wins before the audience votes. Ditty and Kalon Episode S2 E6. They pull a rant. To knock one guy out. Then the audience votes. Tonight they send the white guy home. Keep the black guy. Megan Trainor didn’t know what to do. Disgusting show. It would be ok. If the terrible two judges let the audience vote fairly
  • Jul 12, 2018
    No time to connect to any of the contestants, and the singing isn't all that great either
  • Mar 04, 2018
    When star judges combines with high quality singing artists, you get The Four: Battle For Stardom. Led by Grammy award winning host Fergie, this show is one of a kind, and isn't like the other shows, such as The Voice. The Four is action packed, challenge after challenge, and will be your next binge series for sure!
  • Feb 13, 2018
    Not good, battles are ok, but every new person wins. Bring back idol
  • Feb 10, 2018
    The worst singing competition on tv. The only sane judge in that panel is Megan. Hope this don’t renewed. What a waste.
  • Feb 09, 2018
    I wanted to like this show, but the drama and awkward moments like the contestant confronting Megan ruined the show. Also seemed like those situations were coached by production like reality TV has been caught doing. The whole cereal bowl scooping asking if you want to eat was bizarre and that DJ guy and his airhorn were so annoying and childish! Basically ruined the finale and a performance by getting up there and dancing and blowing the horn while someone was singing. Very bizarre and immature show. Also, the people who are first on the show clearly have a disadvantage. It's like sports where they have seeds.
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Fun, love the judges and love the fierce competition.
  • Feb 02, 2018
    I actually found the structure of the show interesting. It was obviously a gimmick and these four that started out were clearly not the best of the best but at least it was something different. Unfortunately it has just gotten worse and worse as the season has gone on. DIddy seriously needs to come down off himself. It's really grating. There's a lot of pageantry, drama, and flailing around like morons. I thought it was interesting to have hip hop represented but having a hip hop artist and singer "battle" each other is idiotic. Meghan Trainor is so incredibly biased that she actually cried when her favorite contestant was eliminated. This was after arguing that the person who beat her didn't deserve a chance to challenge (probably because she was afraid Zhavia would lose). Miraculously there was a "come back" episode there very next week and ta-da, that same contestant is now in the finale!!! Obviously this is all subjective but I find that same contestant, Zhavia, to be insanely overrated and one of the worst singers on the show. In probably my favorite moment of the rapper show Nick Harrison calls them out for looking for "likes and views" instead of talent and looking to make reality show stars instead of artists. Shockingly, or perhaps not, he is immediately eliminated by a moderately talented but marketable (if generic) Candace, who had already lost her spot once before!!! As soon as Nick lost I decided I wasn't going to watch the show any more but given my feeling that this "come back" episode was just a way to appease cry-baby Megan and get Zhavia back on the show, I had to make sure. So I fast forwarded and unsurprisingly Zhavia beat Ash for the shot at the challenge. A few minutes later and surprise surprise, far superior singer Tim is defeated and Zhavia is queen of the four once again. This show is garbage.

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