On episode four of this first season of “The Four,” three of the six new artists won the right to challenge one of the quartet of contestants for a seat. Do you think that the right two were put through by the audience on Jan. 25? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post and then sound off in our comments section about this new reality competition series hosted by Fergie.
First up was RaVaughn, who stepped out from her day job as a back-up singer to the likes of Brandy and Keisha Cole for a chance in the spotlight. She impressed the panel of judges — singers Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor and record executive Charlie Walk — with her searing rendition of “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato.
RaVaughn decided to go after the seat won by Jason Warrior in week two. Back then, he’d won the right to challenge with his performance of “Love Me Now” and his version of “Radioactive” earned more votes than Saeed Renaud‘s “Suspicion.” He successfully defended his seat in week three with “Love on the Brain” trouncing Jefferson Clay, who failed to get started with “Ignition.”
This week, Warrior took on “Titanium” by Sia. While he was struggling with the range of the song, Ravaughn fared even worse with “Have You Ever” by Brandy. In the end, Warrior held on to his seat by a margin of less than one percent.
Next to win a chance to challenge was Nick Harrison, who showed his true grit by picking Diddy’s ditty “Bad Boy For Life.” He opted to face-off against Rell Jerv, who had only claimed this seat in episode three. Last week, he had won over the panel with one original song, “I Own It,” and then the audience with another, “Pools,” which out-polled the performance by Cheyenne Elliot of “Wrecking Ball.”
This week Jerv tried his luck with another original tune, “Feeling Alright,” but that was certainly not his state of mind after Harrison wowed the crowd with “Survival of the Fittest” by Mobb Deep and won his seat.
The third and final challenge was by Kendyle Paige who earned the right with her rollicking rendition of “Me, Myself and I” by G-Eazy X Bebe Rexha. She opted to try and oust Zhavia, who won her seat in week one. Back then, she had impressed the panel with “Location” and then bounced Elanese Lansen with her version of “Unforgettable.” She staved off a challenge in episode three by Nicole Boggs (“Praying”) by delivering a heartbreaking “Killing Me Softly with His Song”
This week Zhavia went with Rihanna’s “Diamonds” but sounded rough. Kendyle cuddled up to “Pillowtalk” by Zayn and earned enough votes to send Zhavia packing.