|The Four: Battle for Stardom|
|Broadcast from||January 4 –|
February 8, 2018
|Genre(s)||Soul, R&B, Blues|
The first season of The Four: Battle for Stardom premiered on Fox on January 4, 2018. Fergie hosted the show, while Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk were judges. Prior to the season finale, Walk withdrew from the show following sexual assault allegations against him.
- 1 The Four
- 2 Challenge Episodes
- 3 Finale
- 4 Artists who appeared on previous shows
- 5 Famous Relations
- 6 Ratings
- 7 References
- – Challenger against "The Four" won and secured a seat as a new member.
- – Member of "The Four" did not perform.
- – Member of "The Four" won the challenge and secured their seat.
- – Member of "The Four" lost the challenge and was eliminated.
- – Challenger lost their challenge, and was originally eliminated, but received a second chance via #TheFourComeback.
- – Comeback Artist lost their opportunity to challenge one of "The Four" when another comeback artist defeated them.
- – Not in the competition.
- – Final member of “The Four”
- * – Original member of "The Four"
|Part 11||Part 2||Part 1||Part 2|
|Evvie McKinney||WIN||N/A||IN FINAL BATTLE||WINNER|
|Candice Boyd||WIN||OUT||SAVE||WIN||IN FINAL BATTLE||RUNNER -UP|
|Tim Johnson Jr.||WIN||IN||IN||OUT|
- ^ On January 29, a few days before episode 5, it was announced that via The hashtag #TheFourComeback, Zhavia, Ash Minor, Candice Boyd, and Saeed Renaud received the most tweets and retweets, and would get another opportunity to earn a seat. During Part 1, they were officially brought back onto the show
- – Artist secured a spot and has remained in "The Four".
- – Artist won their challenge, but was eventually eliminated from the competition.
- – Artist was eliminated from the competition.
- – Artist lost their challenge, and was originally eliminated, but received a second chance via #TheFourComeback.
Week 1 (January 4)
- Group performance: "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
|Lex Lu||32||Los Angeles, California||Put in seat 1|
|Ash Minor||23||Ipswich, Australia||Put in seat 2|
|Elanese Lansen||22||Boca Raton, Florida||Put in seat 3|
|Blair Perkins||25||Corona, California||Put in seat 4|
|1||Tyler Griffin||24||North Bergen, New Jersey||"Talk Dirty"||Eliminated|
|2||Zhavia||16||Los Angeles, California||"Location"||Advanced|
|3||Anthony Hall||28||Delray Beach, Florida||"Feel It Still"||Eliminated|
|4||Illakriss||21||Dallas, Texas||"Let's Groove"||Advanced|
|5||Valentina Cytrynowicz||19||Los Angeles, California||"Green Light"||Eliminated|
|6||Saeed Renaud||37||Brooklyn, New York||"Run to You"||Advanced|
|2.1||Elanese Lansen||"Échame la Culpa"||Eliminated|
|2.2||Zhavia||"Unforgettable"||Put in seat 3|
|4.1||Lex Lu||"Wild Thoughts"||Safe|
|6.1||Blair Perkins||"Stay with Me"||Eliminated|
|6.2||Saeed Renaud||"Love Me Again"||Put in seat 4|
Week 2 (January 11)
- Group performance: "Free Your Mind"
|1||Candice Boyd||27||Rancho Cucamonga, California||"I'm Goin' Down"||Advanced|
|2||Stevie Brock||27||North Hollywood, California||"Sugar"||Eliminated|
|3||Cheyenne Elliott||23||New York City, New York||"Wings"||Advanced|
|4||Cocoa Sarai||28||Brooklyn, New York||"Jealous"||Eliminated|
|5||Kayla Ember||18||St. Petersburg, Florida||"Bad at Love"||Eliminated|
|6||Jason Warrior||22||Chicago, Illinois||"Love Me Now"||Advanced|
|1.2||Candice Boyd||"Dangerous Woman"||Put in seat 2|
|3.1||Lex Lu||"Bad and Boujee"||Eliminated|
|3.1||Cheyenne Elliott||"Too Good at Goodbyes"||Put in seat 1|
|6.2||Jason Warrior||"Radioactive"||Put in seat 4|
Week 3 (January 18)
Note: This is the first time that all four members have been challenged.
- Group performance: "Bang Bang"
|1||Rell Jerv||24||Wilmington, Delaware||"Pools" (Original Song)||Advanced|
|2||Sean Cavaliere||18||Los Angeles, California||"Stitches"||Eliminated|
|3||Jefferson Clay||23||Austin, Texas||"Better Man"||Advanced|
|4||Nicole Boggs||30||Nashville, Tennessee||"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"||Advanced|
|5||Tim Johnson Jr.||18||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||"Let's Stay Together"||Advanced|
|1.1||Cheyenne Elliot||"Wrecking Ball"||Eliminated|
|1.2||Rell Jerv||"I Own It"
|Put in seat 1|
|3.1||Jason Warrior||"Love on the Brain"||Safe|
|4.1||Zhavia||"Killing Me Softly with His Song"||Safe|
|5.2||Tim Johnson Jr.||"All I Want"||Put in seat 2|
Week 4 (January 25)
- Group performance: "Finesse"
|1||Nicolina||22||Orlando, Florida||"Don't Let Me Down"||Eliminated|
|2||RaVaughn||30||Carson, California||"Sorry Not Sorry"||Advanced|
|3||Edi Callier||22||Covington, Georgia||"Jealous"||Eliminated|
|4||Nick Harrison||28||Sherman Oaks, California||"Bad Boy For Life"||Advanced|
|5||Josh Wyper||30||Vancouver, Canada||"Tennessee Whiskey"||Eliminated|
|6||Kendyle Paige||20||Circleville, New York||"Me, Myself & I"||Advanced|
|2.2||RaVaughn||"Have You Ever?"||Eliminated|
|4.1||Rell Jerv||"Feeling Alright" (Original Song)||Eliminated|
|4.2||Nick Harrison||"Survival of the Fittest"||Put in seat 1|
|6.2||Kendyle Paige||"PILLOWTALK"||Put in seat 3|
Week 5 (February 1)
This week featured two distinct parts. The first part was the same format as the previous weeks. However, in the second part, four previously eliminated artists received an opportunity to earn a chance to challenge a member of "The Four" another time.
- Group performance: "I Gotta Feeling" (With Fergie)
Part 1: New Artist Challenges
|1||Vincint Cannady||26||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||"Magic"||Advanced|
|2||Evvie McKinney||20||Memphis, Tennessee||"Rise Up"||Advanced|
|1.1||Jason Warrior||"Ordinary People"||Eliminated|
|1.2||Vincint Cannady||"Sittin' Up In My Room"||Put in seat 4|
|2.2||Evvie McKinney||"I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You"||Put In Seat 3|
Part 2: Comeback Artist Performances
Throughout the run of the season, viewers voted for their favorite eliminated members of "The Four" on Twitter using the hashtag #TheFourComeback and another hastag with the artist's first name. On January 29, FOX posted a video on the show's YouTube channel, which announced the Ash Minor, Candice Boyd, Saeed Renaud, and Zhavia had been the top four vote-getters, and would be returning to the competition.
In Part 2, the four comeback artists were put into two pairs. Each pair had to battle for the judges' unanimous vote to move on. Once the judges picked which of the two comeback artists would move on, each winner challenged one of the remaining members of "The Four"
|3.1||Saeed Renaud||"All My Life"||Eliminated|
|4.1||Ash Minor||"When I Was Your Man"||Eliminated|
|5.1||Nick Harrison||"All The Way Up"||Eliminated|
|5.2||Candice Boyd||"Ex-Factor||Put in Seat 1|
|6.1||Tim Johnson Jr.||"Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"||Eliminated|
|6.2||Zhavia||"Say Something"||Put in Seat 2|
Week 6 (February 8)
- Group performance: "The Edge of Glory"
Part 1: Head-to-Head Battles
In Part 1, the finalists each performed two songs. For the first song, each finalist performed in hopes of winning over the audience. After performing, the audience voted on their favorite performance, and the finalist with the most votes earned the power to choose who they wanted to battle against in the head-to-head challenge. For their second song, each selected pair went head-to-head. The judges picked a winner from each pair to move on to the final battle.
|1||Candice Boyd||"Don't Speak"||Did not receive||Vincint|
|2||Evvie McKinney||"Proud Mary"||Selected Zhavia||Zhavia|
|3||Vincint Cannady||"Creep"||Did not receive||Candice|
|4||Zhavia||"One Dance"||Did not receive||Evvie|
EVVIE V. ZHAVIA
|6.1||French Montana||"Unforgettable" & "Famous"|
Part 2: The Final Battle
For the final battle, the two finalists performed once more for the votes of the judges. The winner of this battle would be crowned the winner of The Four.
Artists who appeared on previous shows
- Jason Warrior was on the eleventh season of The Voice and reached the live playoffs, but was eliminated.
- Ash Minor from Brisbane, Australia made the top 12 on X Factor Australia in 2012 under his real name (Adil Memon) and is now accompanied by Cam Noble from Melbourne, Australia.
- Elanese Lansen was a contestant on the U.S. version of X Factor in 2013. There is no footage of her performances, but there is an interview package on YouTube entitled "Yes, I Made It!"
- Blair Perkins previously auditioned for the twelfth season of American Idol and made it to Hollywood Week.
- Evvie McKinney is the younger sister of singer Gedeon McKinney, who finished in the top 16 of the fifth season of American Idol.
- Cheyenne Elliott is the granddaughter of singer Dionne Warwick
|Episode||Original airdate||Time slot (ET)||Viewers
|1||"Week One"||January 4, 2018||Thursday 8:00 p.m.||3.75||1.2||4|||
|2||"Week Two"||January 11, 2018||3.29||1.1||4|||
|3||"Week Three"||January 18, 2018||3.47||1.1||4|||
|4||"Week Four"||January 25, 2018||3.69||1.2||5|||
|5||"Week Five"||February 1, 2018||3.76||1.3||5|||
|6||"Week Six"||February 8, 2018||4.03||1.3||5|||
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