The finalists on Fox’s reality TV music competition “The Four” have been locked in and will compete for the championship on Thursday, February 8. Candice Boyd, Evvie McKinney, Vincint Cannady and Zhavia each earned a spot in the finale after a grueling five week competition. All-star judges Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor will determine which of the final four deserves to be named iHeartRadio’s “On the Verge” artist and awarded a recording contract with Republic Records. But which of The Four do you want to win the title? Vote in our poll below.
Candice Boyd – This 28-year old R&B singer made her first appearance during Week 2 when she impressed the panel with an audition of “I’m Going Down.” After challenging Ash Minor, she earned her place among The Four only to be dethroned one week later by Tim Johnson Jr. Candice was voted back into the competition during Week 5’s comeback episode. After defeating another returning artist, Saeed Renaud, Candice unseated rapper Nick Harrison to claim her spot in the finale. Her final two performances, “Love” and “Ex-Factor,” left the panel gobsmacked as they applauded her return.
Evvie McKinney – This 20-year old soul singer may have been late to the party, entering the competition in Week 5, but her impact was massive. She first hit the stage with her audition of “Rise Up” and the panel began to wonder if they had a potential star on their hands. Any doubt was erased when she absolutely bulldozed her way through “I Ain’t Never Loved a Man (The Way That I Love You)” and stole Kendyle Paige’s chair, earning a spot in the finale. The panel was blown away by her star power and fierce attack of the stage.
Vincint Cannady – This gospel-influenced R&B singer first impressed the panel with his smooth, soulful audition of “Magic.” His silky, effortless vocals were a breath of fresh air in comparison to others who have purely belted their way through the competition. For his challenge, he took out Jason Warrior, a singer who had defended his chair in two prior battles. Vincint’s unorthodox song choice of “Sittin’ Up In My Room” not only reinforced his vocal ability but proved he knew how to move on stage as well.
Zhavia – At just 16 years old, the youngest artist in the competition was also the first challenger of the season. She auditioned with “Location” before taking out original member of The Four, Elanese Lansen, with “Unforgettable.” The hip-hop/soul singer then defended her chair in Week 3 before losing it to Kendyle Paige in Week 4. After winning the chance to return in Week 5, Zhavia came back humbled and hungrier than ever. She battled her way past Ash Minor with “Kodak Yellow” before unseating Tim Johnson Jr. with the ballad “Say Something.” This unique artist has been a panel favorite since she first auditioned and has been considered the front-runner all season.