The Four: Battle for Stardom (season 2)
The second, and so far, most recent season of The Four: Battle for Stardom premiered on Fox on June 7, 2018. Fergie hosted the show, while Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor were judges. On August 2, 2018, the winner was announced as James Graham from Chelmsford, United Kingdom.
|The Four: Battle for Stardom|
|Broadcast from||June 7 –|
August 2, 2018
|Origin||Chelmsford, United Kingdom|
As of February 2020, Fox has not yet made an announcement regarding season 3.
- – Challenger against "The Four" won and secured a seat as a new member.
- – Member of "The Four" did not perform.
- – Member of "The Four" won the challenge and secured their seat.
- – Member of "The Four" lost the challenge and was eliminated.
- – Challenger to "The Four" lost their challenge and was eliminated.
- – An eliminated artist who was chosen to return to the competition via #TheFourComeback earned a chance to challenge "The Four"
- – Artist was chosen to return to the show, but lost their opportunity to challenge one of "The Four" when another comeback artist defeated them.
- – Not in the competition.
- – Final member of “The Four”
- * – Original member of "The Four"
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 1||Part 2|
- – Artist secured a spot and has remained in "The Four".
- – Artist won their challenge, but was eventually eliminated from the competition.
- – Artist was eliminated from the competition.
- – Artist lost their challenge, and was originally eliminated, but received a second chance via #TheFourComeback.
Week 1 (June 7)Edit
Before the competition began, each original member of The Four performed a solo song.
|Carvena Jones||22||Jackson, Mississippi||"Fine China"||Put in seat 1|
|James Graham||21||Chelmsford, Essex, England||"I Can't Make You Love Me"||Put in seat 2|
|Stephanie Zelaya||26||Guatemala City, Guatemala||"Chantaje"||Put in seat 3|
|Sharaya J||34||Atlanta, Georgia||"Banji Certified"||Put in seat 4|
Note : Sharaya J & James Graham Were also the final two.
|1||Chris Vanny||24||Orlando, Florida||"Maria Maria"/
|2||Majeste Pearson||21||Tulsa, Oklahoma||"Someone Like You"||Advanced|
|3||Christina Castle||21||Sydney, Australia||"Side to Side"||Eliminated|
|4||Quinton Ellis||17||Conway, Arkansas||"U Got It Bad"||Advanced|
|5||Rebecca Black||20||Anaheim, California||"Bye Bye Bye"||Advanced|
|2.1||Carvena Jones||"Love Don't Live Here Anymore"||Eliminated|
|2.2||Majeste Pearson||"Chandelier"||Put in Seat 1|
|4.1||Stephanie Zelaya||"Mi Gente"||Safe|
|4.2||Quinton Ellis||"So Sick"||Eliminated|
|5.1||James Graham||"A Song for You"||Safe|
Week 2 (June 14)Edit
- Group performance: "All the Stars"
|1||Whitney Reign||25||Chicago, Illinois||"Issues"||Advanced|
|2||De'Stani Bryant||16||Odessa, Texas||"So Gone"||Eliminated|
|3||Stelle Amor||25||Nashville, Tennessee||"Mad World"||Eliminated|
|4||James Farrow||25||Minneapolis, Minnesota||"Lean Back"||Advanced|
|5||Skylar Dayne||21||Hialeah, Florida||"Wolves"||Eliminated|
|6||Jesse Kramer||21||Nashville, Tennessee||"Hallelujah"||Advanced|
|1.1||Stephanie Zelaya||"On The Floor"||Eliminated|
|1.2||Whitney Reign||"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"||Put in seat 3|
|4.1||Sharaya J||"Plain Jane"||Safe|
|6.1||Majeste Pearson||"Stone Cold"||Eliminated|
|6.2||Jesse Kramer||"All Along The Watchtower"||Put in seat 1|
Week 3 (June 21)Edit
- Group performance: "Believer"
Note: This is the first time that all four members have been challenged this season and this is the first time on The Four that all four members have defended their seats.
|1||Ebon Lurks||22||Tulsa, Oklahoma||"Photograph"||Advanced|
|2||Elijah Connor||28||Detroit, Michigan||"Love"||Eliminated|
|3||Matt Bloyd||25||Modesto, California||"How Will I Know"||Advanced|
|4||Lil Bri||17||Houston, Texas||"Hate It Or Love It"||Advanced|
|5||Christian Gonzalez||16||Miami, Florida||"Bailando"||Advanced|
|1.1||Jesse Kramer||"You Are So Beautiful"||Safe|
|3.1||Whitney Reign||"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"||Safe|
|3.2||Matt Bloyd||"Tennessee Whiskey"||Eliminated|
|4.1||Sharaya J||"Stir Fry"||Safe|
|4.2||Lil Bri||"Crush On You"||Eliminated|
|5.2||Christian Gonzalez||"Hold On We're Going Home"||Eliminated|
Week 4 (June 28)Edit
|1||Felix Thompson||24||Monroe, Georgia||"Can We Talk"||Advanced|
|2||Alma Lake||21||Medellín, Colombia||"Ex's and Oh's"||Eliminated|
|3||Ali Caldwell||29||Woodbridge, New Jersey||"Tell Me Something Good"||Advanced|
|4||Dion Rene||28||Banes, Cuba||"Hero"||Advanced|
|5||Brennan Villines||30||Memphis, Tennessee||"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"||Advanced|
|1.1||Jesse Kramer||"Hold On, I'm Comin'"||Safe|
|1.2||Felix Thompson||"That's What I Like"||Eliminated|
|3.1||Whitney Reign||"If You Don't Know Me By Now"||Eliminated|
|3.2||Ali Caldwell||"Set Fire To The Rain"||Put in seat 3|
|4.1||James Graham||"Human Nature"||Safe|
|4.2||Dion Rene||"Flor Pálida"||Eliminated|
|5.1||Sharaya J||"Go Raya (Original Song)"||Safe|
|5.2||Brennan Villines||"Let It Go"||Eliminated|
Week 5 (July 12)Edit
- Group performance: "Can't Feel My Face"
|1||Dylan Jacob||16||Las Vegas, Nevada||"Flava In Ya Ear"||Advanced|
|2||Jade Milan||20||Baltimore, Maryland||"Grenade"||Eliminated|
|3||Ronnie Smith Jr.||25||Miami, Florida||"U Don't Have To Call"||Advanced|
|4||Noah Barlass||26||Welch, Oklahoma||"The Middle"||Advanced|
|5||Kateri Bluford||23||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||"I'm Getting Ready"||Advanced|
|1.1||Sharaya J||"She's a Bitch"||Safe|
|1.2||Dylan Jacob||"Dat Cheese" (Original Song)||Eliminated|
|3.1||James Graham||"On Bended Knee"||Safe|
|3.2||Ronnie Smith Jr.||"Let Me Love You"||Eliminated|
|4.1||Jesse Kramer||Nothing Compares 2 U||Eliminated|
|4.2||Noah Barlass||"Who You Are"||Put in Seat 1|
|5.1||Ali Caldwell||"Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)"||Safe|
|5.2||Kateri Bluford||"Because You Loved Me"||Eliminated|
Week 6 (July 19)Edit
- Group performance: "24K Magic
|1||JeRonelle McGhee||24||Omaha, Nebraska||"Too Close"||Advanced|
|2||Mackenzie Johnson||25||Bucks County, Pennsylvania||"Love Yourself"||Eliminated|
|3||Leah Jenea||17||Newark, New Jersey||"Best Part"||Advanced|
|4||AJ Reynolds||25||Lee, New Hampshire||"Cheeks" (Original Song)||Advanced|
|5||Anthony Gargiula||19||Orlando, Florida||"In My Blood"||Advanced|
|1.2||JeRonelle McGhee||"This Woman's Work"||Put in seat 1|
|3.1||James Graham||"Want to Want Me"||Eliminated|
|3.2||Leah Jenea||"Call Out My Name"||Put in seat 2|
|4.1||Sharaya J||"I Don't Fuck with You"||Safe|
|4.2||AJ Reynolds||"King" (Original Song)||Eliminated|
|5.1||Ali Caldwell||"No More Drama"||Safe|
|5.2||Anthony Gargiula||"I'm Not the Only One"||Eliminated|
Week 7 (July 26)Edit
Similar to last season, America voted on which of the eliminated contestants they wanted to return to the competition by tweeting the hashtag #TheFourComeback and the hashtag of the contestant’s name. However, this season, people who challenged The Four and lost were also eligible in addition to previous members. On July 23, @TheFourOnFox (via Instagram) posted pictures which announced that Carvena Jones, Dylan Jacob, Ebon Lurks, James Graham, Jesse Kramer, Lil Bri, Stephanie Zelaya, and Whitney Reign were the top eight vote-getters, and will be returning to the competition.
Part 1: Head-To-Head BattlesEdit
During the first part of competition, the comeback artists split into pairs and performed for the favor of the audience. The audience selected one from each pair to immediately challenge one of the members of "The Four"
|1.1||Whitney Reign||"Mamma Knows Best"||Advanced|
|3.1||Lil Bri||"All I Do is Win (No Matter What")||Eliminated|
|3.2||Dylan Jacob||"A Milli"||Advanced|
|5.1||Carvena Jones||"I Will Always Love You"||Advanced|
|7.1||Jesse Kramer||"Come Together"||Eliminated|
|7.2||James Graham||"Writing's on the Wall"||Advanced|
Part 2: Comeback Artist Challenge PerformancesEdit
After winning their Head-to-Head battles, the jfour comeback artists each immediately challenged a member of "The Four" for an opportunity to claim a seat. This time, the judges decided who would advance to the finale instead of the audience.
|2.1||Ali Caldwell||"My All"||Eliminated|
|2.2||Whitney Reign||"Don't Let Go "||Put in seat 3|
|4.1||Sharaya J||"Mama Said Knock You Out"||Safe|
|4.2||Dylan Jacob||"Quiet Storm"||Eliminated|
|6.2||Carvena Jones||"Feeling Good"||Eliminated|
|8.1||JeRonelle McGhee||"All of Me"||Eliminated|
|8.2||James Graham||"Without You"||Put in seat 1|
Week 8 (August 2)Edit
- Group performance: "Hard"
Part 1: Head-to-Head BattlesEdit
In Part 1, the finalists each performed two songs. For the first song, each finalist performed in hopes of winning over the audience. After performing, the audience voted on their favorite performance, and the finalist with the most votes earned the power to choose who they wanted to battle against in the head-to-head challenge. For their second song, each selected pair went head-to-head. The judges picked a winner from each pair to move on to the final battle.
|1||Whitney Reign||"Lady Marmalade"||Did not receive||Sharaya|
|2||Leah Jenea||"True Colors"||Did not receive||James|
|3||Sharaya J||"Juicy"||Selected Whitney||Whitney|
|4||James Graham||"Rock With You"||Did not receive||Leah|
|5||Whitney Reign||"Million Reasons"||Eliminated|
|6||Sharaya J||"Cops Shot the Kid"||Advanced|
|8||James Graham||"Hello (It's me)||Advanced|
|8.1||Evvie McKinney||"How Do You Feel"|
Part 2: The Final BattleEdit
For the final battle, the two finalists performed once more for the votes of the judges. The winner of this battle would be crowned the winner of The Four.
|9||Sharaya J||"Say Less" (Original Song)||Runner-Up|
|10||James Graham||"Fix You"||Winner|
Artists who appeared on previous showsEdit
- James Graham was a member of the band Stereo Kicks which finished fifth on The X Factor during the eleventh season in 2014.
- Carvena Jones auditioned for the ninth season of American Idol but was cut in Hollywood week.
- Chris Vanny appeared on the second season of La Banda under the name Christian Castro. He was one of the five winners who were put together to form the winning band, MIX5.
- Christina Castle competed on the third season of The X Factor Australia under her real name, Christina Parie. She finished in sixth place.
- Skylar Dayne turned no chairs on the sixth season of The Voice and auditioned contestant on Idol Kids Puerto Rico, but was cut in the semi-finals.
- Ali Caldwell was a contestant on the eleventh season of The Voice on Team Miley Cyrus finishing in 5th place.
- Lil Bri appeared on the fourth season of Lifetime’s The Rap Game finishing in second place.
|Episode||Original airdate||Time slot (ET)||Viewers
|1||"Week One"||June 7, 2018||Thursday 8:00 p.m.||2.43||0.7||3|||
|2||"Week Two"||June 14, 2018||2.19||0.7||3|||
|3||"Week Three"||June 21, 2018||2.38||0.7||3|||
|4||"Week Four"||June 28, 2018||2.58||0.8||4|||
|5||"Week Five"||July 12, 2018||2.81||0.8||4|||
|6||"Week Six"||July 19, 2018||2.86||0.9||5|||
|7||"Comeback Week"||July 26, 2018||3.12||0.9||5|||
|8||"The Finale"||August 2, 2018||3.40||1.0||5|||
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