From the minute Zhavia Ward was introduced on The Four, audiences were hooked. Her swagger and unique sound led audiences to fall in love with her. Zhavia’s audition is probably one of the most memorable talent show auditions of all time. Watch her incredible first performance below.
Zhavia Captivated The Audience And The Judges On ‘The Four’
While The Four was only on for two seasons, Zhavia is definitely the first contestant you think of when you think back to all of the incredible performances on the show. She made it clear from the start that she was not only doing the competition to fulfill her dreams but for her family as well. Her performance of “Location” by Khalid went viral garnering millions of views in a matter of days. The judges knew they had a huge star on their hands. She continued to dominate the competition until she was eliminated from the show in the most shocking turn of events ever. In a battle against Kendyle Paige, Zhavia who was battling a cold at the time was sent packing. Judge Meghan Trainor cried and ran off the stage and she was literally all of us.
But, thankfully, The Four realized the tremendous talent they lost after her elimination. They provided the opportunity for her to come back for a second chance. And what an epic battle back it was for the then 16-year-old. She had to face off against both Ash Minor and Tim Johnson Jr. In the end, the audience voted for her to stay in the competition and it seemed like she was a shoo-in to win. In yet another shock, Zhavia lost the final battle against the eventual winner Evvie McKinney and fans totally think she was robbed. They were absolutely devastated for months after the show was over.
Where Is She Today After Her Success On The Show?
Considering that Zhavia gained millions of social media followers after appearing on The Four, fans were waiting to see what she did next. Zhavia was signed to Columbia Records just four months after the show wrapped and saw major success when she was featured on Diplo and Lil Pump’s single “Welcome to the Party” that appeared in the movie Deadpool 2. She also collaborated with One Direction member Zayn Malik on the song “A Whole New World” for the live-action remake of the popular Disney film Aladdin. This ended up winning her a Teen Choice Award. She came out with her own album called “17.” She also did an incredible singing makeup collaboration with James Charles that has amassed over 19 million views.
She celebrated the one year release of “17” which had over 60,000 streams and peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes R&B and Soul charts.
Most recently on her Instagram account where she has 3.4 million followers, she teased that she has “a lot of exciting stuff coming.”
We cannot wait to see what Zhavia does next and are looking forward to hearing more original music from her.