Sean “Diddy” Combs and DJ Khaled will join Meghan Trainor and record executive Charlie Walk on Fox’s new singing competition show “The Four.” The six episode series will premiere at the top of the year and pit itself against other notable competition shows like “The Voice” and the reboot of “American Idol.”

President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox’s Rob Wade, explained in a recent press release the reason why the “four” were chosen as panel judges. “They understand what an artist needs to break through — from killer music and style to innovative marketing and social media. This is a show like no other, and we can’t wait to get started.”

The Four will separate themselves from other shows by introducing a new format. Although no word yet on how that format will go, Diddy and Khaled has offered up a little bit of insight on what viewers can competitors can expect to experience.

“This show is going to disrupt the world of competition television and will revolutionize the format. It took the right show and network to bring me back in the game. We plan on being the best talent show out there, taking it to that next level and making history again. This series is about pure competition, fighting for your survival. Do you want to win? Do you want to be great? We’re giving fans a genuine look at what it takes to make it to the top and stay there — surrounding these up-and-coming artists with the best, turning them into the next generation of stars,” says Diddy.

DJ Khaled also states, “I’m proud to announce that I will be participating in one of the most important, if not the most important events on television and pop culture. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that will showcase the best of the new generation of musical geniuses. When you come from where I come from, you know just how hard it is to turn your dreams into a reality. It’s a long road to the journey of success. I’ve spent my career discovering amazing talent and working with the biggest icons from every corner of the globe and now I’m bringing my one-of-a-kind approach to FOX. I immediately jumped at the opportunity when I realized FOX shared the same vision as me, and that’s to be the best!!! If you think you have what it takes to become the next icon, trust me, DJ Khaled is the one that will let you know. So be prepared for a new era of television. All I know is how to win…more!!! FOX x DJ Khaled…be ready!!!”

The series will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: Billboard

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