Parents' Guide to

The Four: Battle for Stardom

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Edgy music competition hits a flat note.

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age 14+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 17+

It’s okay..

In my opinion, Diddy is waaaaaaaay too big headed to be a judge on this show. He interrupts people including other judges when they have just as good of advice as he does, sometimes even better. Just because your “diddy”? That kind of attitude is just ridiculous to me. It shows how selfish & ungrateful he is. You made the audience apart of this show so when hey give their feedback about a performance or if they don’t agree with what a judge says then they are allowed to do so!!!! After all, we are the ones that make or break your careers. The listeners & fans are everything & he shows he doesn’t appreciate them. I’m very disappointed in the show in this aspect. I could barely watch because of his ignorance.
age 15+

Pompous artists should not be in charge of a show.

Meghan is fine, she is cool and collected. But the others are trying way to hard to make themselves more important than each other and the show. The format is really bad, I have seen good artists over and over again stopped from proceeding.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This edgy and rather frenzied competition series offers viewers a chance to watch a cycle of singers sing off in hopes of making it to the next round of competition. The judges are blunt, express little interest in the contestant's backstory, and often seem at odds with each other. However, most stress that this is to represent the expectations and harshness of the industry.

The Four isn't as lighthearted or entertaining as shows like American Idol and The Voice because it doesn't give audiences a chance to connect with the singers. Meanwhile, the show's climactic moments often fall flat, thanks to the constant elimination of challengers. Fans of this sort of thing may want to tune in, but not everyone will find it worth the commitment.

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