The Four Week 2 – Vote in the Polls (Plus Additional Thoughts)

THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM: Challenger Cheyenne Elliott in the “Week Two” episode of FOX’s all-new singing competition series, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM airing Thursday, Jan. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2018 FOX Broadcasting.

For all the bradaccio coming from The Four panel, the talent so far is pretty week. Diddy and DJ constantly remind viewers that The Four ISN’T LIKE THOSE OTHER SHOWS. But how is it the second best singer remaining (Jason Warrior) was eliminated from The Voice? The only contestant worth the hype is Zhavia. And to be honest, I’m just waiting on her inevitable win. She’s clearly the chosen one. Even while contestants avoid challenging the, the camera is always lingering on her. And somehow, she has become The Four spokesperson–always tapped for an opinion on an act or elimination.

Speaking of “chosen ones.” How about that studio audience voting? There are myriad ways for the producers to influence the studio audience–from monitoring the demo that receives tickets, to blatantly hinting which artists to vote for. Manipulation is much easier if the judges are right in an audience member’s face while said audience member only has a few seconds to decide.

And the panel: Meghan Trainor gets the Paula Abdul memorial award for most instances of using the word “beautiful” to describe a performance. Diddy and DJ try WAY to hard. The  yelling, lecturing and not even subtle attempts to start catch phrases? Those two need to CHILL. And dang. The meanness. We’re talking peak American Idol season 6 Simon Cowell here. Sure, Stevie Brock was corny as hell. But between Fergie joking that the solid red rings matched his sparkly jacket, to Charlie quipping that he wouldn’t let him sing at his daughter’s wedding. Yikes. I was cringing. Thought they were a bit hard on 18 year old Kayla Ember too.  I appreciate that the panelists honesty. WELCOME it, in fact. Don’t stop please. But keep it constructive. 

So far, The Four isn’t living up to its own self-serving hype.

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