Fox’s upcoming singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom has locked in its judges’ panel, and they are four very familiar names and faces — Sean “Diddy” and/or “Brother Love” Combs, DJ Khaled, songwriter/recording artist Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk, President of Republic Records Group will make up the “Four,” which premieres on January 4th.
As reported by Variety, Combs said, “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.” Khaled commented, “I’m 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. I immediately jumped at the opportunity when I realized Fox shared the same vision as me, and that’s to be the best!” Trainor, who got her start as a songwriter before breaking out as a solo star, said, “I know firsthand what it’s 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’m so humbled to help discover new talent with this amazing panel of experts.”
Walk remarked, “What lies at the heart of the music business is ‘talent.’ Discovering and developing talent remains the most important, consistent driver of my home, Republic Records, and now Fox’s The Four. I’m thrilled to be joining this incredible panel of my longtime friends, Sean, Khaled and Meghan, to help make the difference on a platform that’s 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.” Republic Records will release music from the show’s participants and winner.