EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Four’ Accidentally Announces The Winner Of The First Challenge
There are a lot of promos and other materials out right now for the new show The Four: Battle for Stardom coming to Fox this Friday at 8pm for a two-hour premiere. It seems that when they were putting together the package that premiered on New Year’s Eve that they used footage showing a different set of four finalists and therefore revealed the winner of the first challenge. Zhavia is going to beat Elanese Lansen. The proof is in the video. Someone in the editing department at Fox is so getting fired.
The original four finalists are Lex Lu, Ash Minor, Blair Perkins, and Elanese Lansen. The concept of the show is that rather than go through auditions process and the whole building up singers with mentoring slog, The Four jumps right to the good stuff. These four contestants are the finalists having been chosen and groomed months ago. New singers come on every week to try and take one of the four spots in their glowy circle chairs with Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk and Fergie cheering them on.
In the clip below you can see a young woman named Zhavia come out and sing for the panelists. Diddy isn’t convinced, but they give her four blue circles which allows her the opportunity to challenge one of the four singers. She challenges Elanese Lansen and that’s where the main part of the promo ends. But we used our, you know, eyes, to look a little closer at the montage. They had been very careful to only show the original four contestants in all the promos…until now.
Look at this pic.
You can CLEARLY see that Zhavia has taken Elanese’s spot, unless Elanese suddenly grew long blond dreadlocks. Why else would Zhavia be sitting in her chair if she hadn’t won? I’m sure Elanese isn’t letting her keep it warm for her. Not with how fierce we are told the competition is. It’s an easy mistake for an editor to make, but a really boneheaded one. I just can’t believe that no one at Fox caught this before broadcasting it. What are they doing over there?
Or maybe this is just another move on the part of the show, to tease us. If so, it’s a risky move. Why tune in if you know who is going to win? That, however, is just one challenge and we don’t know who else gets eliminated. I mean, until another editor makes a mistake that is.