It was the end of the line for three of the competitors on The Four during Thursday night’s freshman finale.
Host Fergie and panelists Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor were all part of the show’s finale, but Charlie Walk was nowhere in sight in the midst of sexual harassment allegations.
Evvie McKinney, Zhavia, Candice Boyd and Vincint Cannady were the final four vying for a record contract and the title of iHeartRadio’s On the Verge artists.
Simply put, it is one of the better prizes in the world of singing competitions, and one that should give the lucky victor some staying power.
The first round of the finale found each of The Four performing and the audience voting for their favorite. That then allowed the winner of the round to choose who they went up against.
Boyd – “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
Boyd has gone from strength to strength throughout her time in the competition. Her performance was her best one yet.
McKinney – “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner
McKinney turned in a phenomenal performance that got everyone talking. The judges, the audience, and even Fergie seemed in awe of her talent.
“That performance was fearless,” Combs said while Trainor added, “That was my favorite performance on this stage throughout the entire season.”
Cannady – “Creep” by Radiohead
Cannady took a considerable risk performing this number, but he delivered in winning fashion. Everything about it was polished, and it proved the talent on this show is better than the others.
Zhavia – “One Dance” by Drake
This was one was quite a shocker. Zhavia has proven time and time again that she’s a force to be reckoned with. However, this was performance was a dud.
Nothing about it had star quality, and the judges seemed to agree.
McKinney was crowned the winner of the first round, and she asked to compere against Zhavia. It made sense because Zhavia was having a terrible night.
Zhavia – “Man Down” by Rihanna
Zhavia attempted to right the wrongs of her previous performance with a Rihanna number. It was better than her Drake cover, but still, something seemed off.
McKinney – “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
McKinney continued to dominate the competition with this latest performance. Zhavia should be very worried.
The judges got to pick who they wanted to advance, and they went with McKinney. There would have been a riot if they voted the other way!
The next head to head found Cannady being left out in the cold and sent home.
That meant the final two were McKinney and Boyd. The panelists decided to give McKinney the win, and it was well deserved.
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The Four continues this summer on Fox.