In the wake of allegations of inappropriate behavior, Republic Records executive Charlie Walk will not be on the Feb. 8 finale of “The Four.” He was one of four judges on the first season of this Fox reality-competition series. However, Walk will be seen on the pre-taped Feb. 1 episode of the show.
Walk released the following statement, via his attorney Patricia Glaser:
“Out of respect for the contestants, my fellow judges and everyone involved with the show, I have made the decision not to attend the finale of The Four. I do not want my presence to be a distraction. Needless to say this is very upsetting. Although I continue to support the ‘Me Too’ movement, there has been an extreme rush to judgment against me in this particular case which is unfair and inconsistent with anything that even actually happened. I welcome any investigation so that in short order these unfounded and hurtful accusations can be put to rest.”
He was to work with the winning act, who will get a record deal with his one-time label. It is expected that the other three judges — singers Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor — will work with the winning artist on their first album.
The Feb. 1 episode, which is the fifth of six installments, will include a second chance for at least one of the nine artists that the four judges eliminated in the first four episodes of “The Walk.” Take a read of all their performances and then vote in our poll as to your pick.