They say that it takes at least two seasons for most TV shows to find their footing. The Four: Battle for Stardom was an ambitious show from the start. With the A-list judges and the fast-paced nature of the show, it was a shock to the talent competition genre. So, what can they learn from what they did right and wrong last season?
I think one of the biggest issues with The Four is one of the things it prides itself on: you don’t really get to know the contestants. The only one we got to know somewhat was Zhavia and that was just because she was in all 6 episodes. Many people barely even remember the original four. In order for people to become invested in a contestant they need to let the audience get attached to them. The show could definitely do a better job with that.
However, there is much more that the show is doing right. For example, we are already seeing what the exposure on The Four can do in the case of Zhavia. She’s gone further than a lot of winners from other singing shows and she didn’t even win. I also love the energy of the show. There is never a dull moment and it really keeps you engaged. I wouldn’t push it too far beyond what they’ve already done or else it might become too much.
Lastly, the best thing they can do is unleash the judges. Khaled, Meghan, and Diddy are such epic characters that the only thing to do is let them do their thing. Khaled will continue to bring on props, Meghan will keep crying, and Diddy will be…well…Diddy.