"The Voice" and "American Idol" may be over, but FOX is filling the void for music fans with another season of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" starting Thursday, June 7. Watch a preview of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" season 2 featuring DJ Khaled by playing the video above.
FOX ordered "The Four: Battle For Stardom" last year after "American Idol" moved to ABC, and the network's new singing competition puts the emphasis on actual competition between the contestants. Each week, hopefuls must impress the entire judging panel and then challenge one of the four finalists in order to defeat them and earn their own spot in the finals. The preview shows some of those head-to-head battles, along with the music stars who are deciding the winners.
The concept of "The Four" requires that FOX gives four contestants automatic spots on the show to start the competition, and this video introduces them as well. The initial finalists for season 2 are Sharaya J, James Graham, Carvena Jones and Stephanie Zelaya. All of them come to the show with professional connections or experience or both, which is different from what music fans normally expect in singing competition.
Zelaya is a professional singer who has toured with several Latin artists, per a report from Entertainment Tonight, while Sharaya J is the daughter of a member of Double XX Posse, Graham was mentored by producer Rodney Jerkins and was a member of the boy band Stereo Kicks until last year, and Jones was a backup singer for James Fortune.
"The Four: Battle For Stardom" brought in 3.75 million viewers for FOX when it premiered in January., with Evvie McKinney being named the show's first winner. While it wasn't a smash hit, it will fill the void for music fans who are waiting for "The Voice" and "American Idol" to return. And with DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Sean Combs all not having tour dates lined up, this will be your opportunity to see them this summer. Play the video above to watch a preview, then tune into the season premiere on Thursday.
"The Four: Battle For Stardom" premieres Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. on FOX. For more on any of the featured artists, click their names above to visit their artist pages at AXS.