The new FOX singing competition The Four: Battle For Stardom, will premiere in January 2018, according to a new released debut teaser for the show. Watch the 10 second clip here:
Perfect timing! Last January and February, the cancellation of veteran competition reality show American Idol, left a sad, sad, singing show-less period around these parts. OK. So we DID live blog The Voice UK. But–admit it. How many of you even noticed? Even with Jennifer Hudson on the panel, the UK version of The Voice didn’t garner much excitement.
Two years after cancelling Idol, FOX is filling the void between the end of the fall cycle of The Voice and the March premieres of American Idol and the The Voice spring cycle. I’m not mad at all.
In case you need a The Four refresher:
The Four: Battle For Stardom begins where most competitions end: with the four finalists. Four super-talented singers, chosen from auditions by the show, will defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged individually by new singers determined to replace them. If the existing four outperform their challengers, they survive to sing another week, until the end of the season, when the final four face off against each other. Only one will claim the ultimate prize for an aspiring artist: a team of elite star-makers – the series’ panel of judges – all committed to launching and guiding the winner’s music career.
FOX will work with iHeartMedia, with its more than a quarter billion monthly listeners in the U.S., to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition. As part of the grand prize, the winner of The Four: Battle For Stardom will also be part of iHeartMedia’s coveted “On the Verge” artist development program, which will support the winning talent with airplay across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide.