FOX has officially announced the judges panel for the network's new singing competition series, The Four: Battle For Stardom. The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET\/PT) on FOX. As previously reported, the panel includes record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record producer DJ Khaled, recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk. On The Four: Battle For Stardom the show kicks off with four top-notch artists spanning all music genres. The four artists will fight each week to defend their seats on the show as determined hopefuls challenge them for their spots. Here's an interesting twist on the music competition genre: The panel of experts will mentor the winner after the competition is over. According to the press release, "This elite group of starmakers will guide the winner\u2019s career to help make him or her a breakout star." Also part of the grand prize: The winner will be named an iHeartRadio \u201cOn The Verge\u201d artist. iHeartRadio\u2019s On The Verge program "provides artists with unparalleled national reach through on-air radio exposure, as well as digital and social support across iHeartMedia\u2019s powerful range of music and entertainment platforms." Basically, iHeart will push the artist's record on their radio stations. 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. \u201cThis show is going to disrupt the world of competition television and will revolutionize the format,\u201d Combs said in a statement. \u201cIt 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\u2019re giving fans a genuine look at what it takes to make it to the top and stay there \u2013 surrounding these up-and-coming artists with the best, turning them into the next generation of stars.\u201d \u201cI\u2019m 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,\u201d said DJ Khaled. \u201cIt\u2019s 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\u2019s a long road to the journey of success. I\u2019ve spent my career discovering amazing talent and working with the biggest icons from every corner of the globe and now I\u2019m 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\u2019s 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!!!\u201d \u201cWhen FOX asked me to be a part of this new series, without hesitation, my answer was\u2026YES!,\u201d said Trainor. \u201cI know firsthand what it\u2019s like to be thrown into the music industry head first, as an artist and a songwriter. I also know what it takes to hang on for the ride. I\u2019m so humbled to help discover new talent with this amazing panel of experts.\u201d \u201cWhat lies at the heart of the music business is \u2018talent,\u2019\u201d said Walk. \u201cDiscovering and developing talent remains the most important, consistent driver of my home, Republic Records, and now FOX\u2019s The Four: Battle For Stardom. I\u2019m thrilled to be joining this incredible panel of my longtime friends, Sean, Khaled and Meghan, to help make the difference on a platform that\u2019s truly committed to identifying and breaking the next generation of superstars. We will guide them, advise them, and be with them every step of the way on their journey, starting on the most transparent stage in television.\u201d \u201cDiddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan and Charlie are giants in the music space,\u201d said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. \u201cThey understand what an artist needs to break through \u2013 from killer music and style to innovative marketing and social media. This is a show like no other and we can\u2019t wait to get started.\u201d To audition for The Four: Battle For Stardom, visit thefourmusic.com.