The Four (franchise)

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The Four
Created byArmoza Formats
Original workThe Four: Battle for Stardom (USA)
Films and television
Television seriesThe Four (see international versions)
GenreMusic competition
First aired4 January 2018; 6 years ago (2018-01-04)
DistributorArmoza Formats (owned by ITV Entertainment)
Official website
Armoza Formats

The Four was a television music competition franchise created by British-Israeli production and distribution company, Armoza Formats. It first broadcast in the United States on Fox in January 2018.[1]


The Four is a singing competition that differs among similar talent competitions, in that there are no stage auditions. The artists, also known as the challengers, are held in the holding room before singing in front of a live studio audience and the judges. The panel of people in the music industry ultimately decides the best challengers that compete against "The Four". The members consist of vocalists of varying genres, and they must win challenges against new artists to keep their seat and remain as a member of "The Four". At the end of the contest, the last singer standing among "The Four" wins the competition.


There are two distinct rounds in The Four. In the performances round, new challengers must earn their seat by performing in front of a live studio audience, the panel of judges and "The Four". After the performance, the judges then vote and make a "Yes" or "No" decision, signifying the challenger's fate in the competition. If a challenger receives a unanimous "Yes" votes from the panel, they advance to the next round of the competition. A red ring given to the challenger signifies a "No", ending his or her time in the competition. Artists who advance to the challenge round can compete against a member of "The Four" for their seat. In a sing-off style battle, the challenger and "The Four" member sing against each other for their seat. After the challenge, the studio audience then votes to decide which of the two should remain in the competition. The winner locks his or her seat for the rest of the night and cannot be challenged again until the next episode.[2]

The Four around the world[edit]

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Country/Region Local title Network Host(s) Judges Winners
Brazil The Four Brasil RecordTV Xuxa Meneghel
Season 1, 2019: Ivan Lima
Season 2, 2020: Alma Thomas
The Final Four ANT1 Zeta Makripoulia Season 1, 2019: Sakis Karathanasis
Israel (original format) The Four Channel 13 Ester Rada
Season 1, 2018: Sarit Avitan
Kazakhstan Topjarǵan Khabar Madina Sadvakasova
  • Season 1, 2018: Akmaral Mamai
  • Season 2, 2019-20: Madi Syzdykov
Lithuania Finalo ketvertas LNK
  • Mantas Stonkus
  • Rolandas Mackevičius
  • Egidijus Dragūnas
  • Martynas Tyla
  • Vidas Bareikis
Season 1, 2019: Indrė Juodeikienė
Peru Los cuatro finalistas Latina Televisión Cristian Rivero Season 1, 2018: Javier Arias
Season 2, 2018: José Gaona
Poland The Four. Bitwa o sławę Polsat Natalia Szroeder
Season 1, 2020: Magdalena Krzemień
Romania The Four – Cei 4 Antena 1 Macanache
  • Antonia
  • Carla's Dreams
  • Cheloo
  • Feli
Season 1, 2018: Vlad Musta
Russia Успех STS Vera Brezhneva
  • Season 1, 2017: Iv Nabiev
USA The Four: Battle for Stardom[1] Fox Fergie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Pedersen, Erik (November 17, 2017). "'The Four' Fox Reality Competition Sets Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk As Stars, Gets Premiere Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Kumari Upadhyaya, Kayla (January 4, 2018). "'The Four: Battle For Stardom' Debuts on Fox". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 9, 2019.