Here’s what I know– if you tell me Puff Daddy (Diddy to those of you born after 1992) is going to be on network TV, I’m going to watch. If you tell me that Fergie is going to be on TV with him, hosting the show, I’m going set my DVR to record it, without even asking what it is I’ll be watching.
So, what’s bringing Diddy and Fergie to network TV? A new singing competition, “The Four,” which is set to air on Thursdays on Fox. There are six episodes and according to TheFourMusic.com, “Grammy® Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean “Diddy” Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts on FOX’s new singing competition series, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM. Eight-time Grammy® Award-winning, multi-Platinum solo artist Fergie will serve as host of the series. The six-episode event premieres Thursday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.”
Okay, but what is it? Right, I’m still confused too. According to this video, “‘The Four’ starts where all other singing competitions leave off.” Each panelist found an artist to bring to the competition and each week another artist will challenge one of the four contestants for their spot.
Clear as mud, right? Right.
Last fall, Diddy released a statement saying, “This show is going to disrupt the world of competition television and will revolutionize the format. … We plan on being the best talent show out there, taking it to that next level and making history again… We’re giving fans a genuine look at what it takes to make it to the top and stay there – surrounding these up-and-coming artists with the best, turning them into the next generation of stars.”
Walk echoed those sentiments in a similar statement, which leads one to believe these superstars are saying they will actually be mentoring the winner of this show long after it’s all said and done. Republic Records, through Universal Music Group, will release music from the show’s winner.
Previously, Diddy worked on “Making the Band,” which brought the world Da Band and the world’s most underrated all-girl pop group, Danity Kane.
Which is why we’re ready to watch “The Four.”