Fergie to Host New Music Competition Show 'The Four: Battle for Stardom'

Fergie is taking her star power to TV!

The 42-year-old pop star will host Fox's new music competition series The Four: Battle for Stardom, which is set to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 4. Fergie will join the show's panel of experts Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk.

"I am very excited and proud to be the host of The Four: Battle for Stardom,” she said in a statement. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV."

Fergie added, "I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry."

 

The six-episode show is being touted as "a groundbreaking new singing competition series that challenges performers to fight for their life to be the best," and will showcase four vocalists who battle to defend their seats against newcomers. The singer left sitting will be named an iHeartMedia "On the Verge" artist. 

Fox first announced that it picked up the show at its Television Critics Association press day in August, where Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden seemed to throw shade at ABC's upcoming version of American Idol. 

The Four premieres on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.