Fox kicks off new show “The Four: The Battle to Stardom.”

Olivia Vergara, Staff Reporter

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This winter Fox premiered a new vocal contest called “The Four: The Battle to Stardom.” Unlike other singing TV competitions, such as the “X Factor” and “The Voice,” “The Four” starts with the four finalists chosen by the panel, which included Meghan Trainor, Sean Diddy Combs and DJ Khaled. Then, these four fight to keep their place on the show, which is hosted by Fergie, as contestants can audition to challenge the original four and be voted onto the show by the TV audience.

 

The winner of the contest receives the prize of writing a new song with the help of the panel and of getting airtime on iHeartRadio.

 

While the first four competitors were hand-picked by the panel, the last four were all challengers at one point, which shows that the season intensified.

 

Also, although the panel wants the best artist, they tend to pick favorites, depending on how long the contestant has been on the show. For example, in the beginning of the season Trainor had picked Ash Minor as part of the original four, but within the season, he was outperformed and had to go home. Trainor was very sad and nearly cried.

Diddy is very honest and tells the contestants what he likes and doesn’t like, but he, too, was upset when his member of the original four was forced to go home; he just didn’t get as emotional as Trainor.

 

The panel isn’t the only ones with bias. After all, the audience gets to decide who stays and who goes home. Zhavia was many viewers’ favorite and became the very first challenger and the very first person to kick a member of the original four off the show.

 

She also lasted as the longest-running member of the four until she was defeated by Kendyle Paige. Many argue the audience made the wrong decision by choosing Paige because her voice was not as unique as Zhavia’s, so in “The Four’s” comeback chance, Zhavia was voted back into the battle for a spot on the season’s finale.

 

Zhavia, however, was not the winner. That title went to Elly Mckinney even though she only was on the show for two episodes and only challenged three people to win the entire six-episode season.

 

While the show might make viewers addicted with its challengers and audience participation, the clear biases can be frustrating, but you can decide for yourself in the second season and get a feel for the show’s structure by watching episodes of the first season at fox.com.

 

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Fox kicks off new show “The Four: The Battle to Stardom.”