It’s hard to believe that The Four Season 1 is almost over.
With the end in sight, the panelists are thinking about the long-term prospects for each of the performers, and that means it’s getting more difficult than ever to challenge the contestants who just so happen to be in the seats of power.
Zhavia, Jason Warrior, Rell Jerv and Tim Johnson Jr. were the lucky four, but how many of them remained the process at the end of the episode?
Let’s break down the performances, and how they influenced the battle for stardom.
Nicolina went with "Don’t Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers, and it was nothing to write home about. It was average, at best, and the panel seemed to think so.
You’re not better than the four,” DJ Khaled said as the others nodded in agreement with him.
Ravaughn was a background singer from Glee who emerged from a two-year hiatus from the world of music to participate on The Four.
She performed "Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato, and boy, it was a real treat. The artist put her own spin on the song, and successfully set it apart from Lovato’s summer jam.
The panelists were happy to vote her through, and she opted to challenge Warrior. Warrior went with "Titanium," and it was the type of performance you would expect from him.
It was well-executed and was considerably more polished than that of his challenger. The studio audience voted, and Warrior came out on top with a vote of 1%.
Edi was a different kind of performer. He had a backstory that would make anyone cry, but his rendition of "Jealous" lacked luster.
It was a one-note affair, and certainly not what the panelists were looking for at this stage of the game. He was sent home.
Next up, Nick rapped away to Diddy’s "Bad Boy For Life," and he won a lot of praise from the panelists. It was a different sound to what they have been given in the competition.
He advanced to the next stage and chose to battle Jerv. Harrison was given the power to take Jerv’s seat thanks to the studio audience.
Yes, this game is going for the jugular at this stage, and it’s pretty exciting for viewers at home.
For fans complaining about the lack of country presence on the show, Josh was here to quell those fears. He went with "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton.
However, his country vocals did not wow the panelists, and he was not allowed to go head-to-head to with any of the four.
Kendyle went with “Me, Myself & I” by G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha and it was a slick performance. She knew going into the competition that she wanted to take Zhavia’s seat.
This presented a problem for the panelists because they felt Zhavia was the better of the two and did not want her challenged. After back and forth, they allowed her to go ahead with it.
Kendyle unseated Zhavia after the audience voted her into power. Meghan Trainor was brought to tears by the whole thing because she was big on Zhavia.
So, there’s that. That’s how quickly the tide can change on this show.
What did you think of the latest developments?
The Four continues Thursdays on Fox.