The Four (franchise)

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


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

  Franchise currently airing
  Franchise not currently airing, but slated to return in the future
  Ended franchise
  Franchise that is in development
  Franchise whose status is unknown
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
 Colombia Los Cuatro Finalistas Canal 1 TBA TBA Season 1, TBA: New series
 Greece The Final Four ANT1 Zeta Makripoulia Season 1, 2019: Sakis Karathanasis
 Israel The Four Channel 13 Ester Rada Season 1, 2018: Sarit Avitan
Season 2, 2020: Upcoming
 Kazakhstan The Four Khabar TV TBA TBA TBA
 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
Season 2, 2019: Upcoming
 Russia The Final Four STS TBA TBA Season 1, TBA: New series
 Serbia 4vorka Prva TV TBA TBA Season 1, TBA: New series
 Thailand The Four สู้ยกสี่ Workpoint TBA TBA
 United States The Four: Battle for Stardom[1] Fox Fergie

See also


  1. 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.
  3. Vulture, Telly. "The Four: Battle for Stardom on FOX: Cancelled or Season 3?". Retrieved January 26, 2020.