*Fox’s answer to “American Idol” and “The Voice” has found its ringmaster.
Fergie will serve as host of “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” a six-episode event premiering Thursday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
As previously reported, Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk will serve as the show’s panel of experts. Unlike its competition, “The Four” has already picked the best four singers from earlier audition rounds. These four, spanning all music genres, will fight each week to defend their coveted seats on the show, as determined newcomers challenge them and try to knock them out of the competition. The last singer standing will earn the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team, guiding the winner’s career to help make him or her a breakout star.
“I am very excited and proud to be the host of “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” said Fergie. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV. I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”
“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Programming and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish.”