The singing reality competition with a twist – “The Four” – returns for a second season with four new champions…and a list of challengers to try and throw them out of their chairs
DJ Khalid, Meghan Trainor, and Sean “Diddy” Combs return as the judges for this season with Fergie returning to host the show.
“The Four” champions for this season are:
Guatamalen born artist Stephanie Zelaya
former Gospel singer and current R&B artist Carvena Jones
British born former Boy Band singer and footballer James Graham
Rapper/Hip-Hop artist Sharaya J
The first challenger is Puerto Rican native Chris Vanny with “Wild Thoughts”. DJ Khaled liked the way that Chris mixed the song. Meghan said that Chris had swag and was cool. While Sean liked the tone of Chris’ voice, he did not like the dance moves during the song. Chris said that he came to hear the truth to help be a better artist. An artist needs three yeses in order to challenge one of “The Four”. Chris only got one yes but he received a standing ovation from the audience.
Majeste Pearson grew up singing in her dad’s church – a former world renowned Evangelist – performed Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Saying that it was a tough song to sing, Meghan said that Majeste killed it; adding that Majeste had unbelievable stage presence and incredible range. Noting that Majeste gave him goose bumps, Sean loved the range in her voice. Getting three yeses, Majeste chose to challenge Carvena for her spot. After the battle, Sean noted that he did not care for either performance; saying that it wasn’t about getting into screaming matches. The winner of a challenge battle is voted on by the audience. The audience chose Majeste as the winner. Majeste takes Carvena’s chair and is safe for the rest of the night and cannot be challenged. Thinking that the audience was caught up on a high note, an angry Carvena said that the audience didn’t get it.
Australian born Christina Castle won a similar contest when she was 14 and earned herself some fame at home but chose to come to the U.S. to make her way in music. She sang the Ariana Grande hit “Side to Side”. DJ Khalid noted that she put some finesse in the song.While Sean thought the run was good, he didn’t think that she could beat any of “The Four”. She got three nos from the judges. Christina said that they just lost a star.
Seventeen year old R&B singer Quinton Ellis chose “U Got it Bad” by Usher and brought the house to their feet. Meghan said that Quinton did an incredible job and was amazing. Sean said that Quinton did a superb job of fitting the song her his voice. DJ Khalid said that he loved the energy and wanted to hear more. Quinton got three yeses and chose to challenge Stephanie. Stephanie successfully defended her seat and is safe for the rest of the night.
When she was 13 years old, Rebecca Black recorded the song “Friday” but failed to impress and garnered millions of dislikes and bad comments on social media. Now 20 Rebecca returns to the spotlight on “The Four” to try and challenge one of “The Four”. Choosing to perform the N’Sync hit “Bye Bye Bye” as a ballad, Rebecca got good remarks from the judges. Meghan called it the perfect song. Saying that he wasn’t sure whether he could put her through, Sean told Rebecca to never stop. Rebecca got her three yeses and chose to challenge James. After performing “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway – something Sean recognized in two notes – James held on to his seat and is safe for the rest of the night.
“The Four” returns next week with more challengers.