Meet 'The Four's New Season Two Contenders (Exclusive)
By Sophie Schillaci
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The Battle for Stardom begins!
With the second season of The Four set to begin June 7 on FOX, ET can exclusively reveal the four contenders set to compete during the premiere episode. Fergie is back to host the competition, while Sean "Diddy" Combs, Meghan Trainor and DJ Khaled are all back in the judges' seats.
"I think we're just gonna take it to the next level," Fergie tells ET. "It obviously connected with people. We just kept it very honest, you know. Sometimes it was uncomfortably honest and it just, it was real, because those tears that you saw, that tension in the air, that competitive nature, those people who are coming on there talking trash -- which made it really fun to watch -- that was all real."
Diddy says he's looking for "something unique" and "something special" in the show's next winner.
"I'm lookin' for some hip-hop, I'm looking for a little Latin vibe," he says, "but I really am always looking for somebody that's in it for the long haul. They're ready to do the work, they're ready to grow and develop, and to get out there and really appreciate the opportunity. [To] go all over the world and be a big, big star and buy five houses for your mother, treat yourself right and live happily every after. That's what we try to do."
Meet the newest competitors below!
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Jones got her musical start at the age of 7, when she joined the local church choir in her small hometown.
By 18 years old, she began her professional career singing back-up for GRAMMY-nominated gospel heavyweight James Fortune. She performed on his Billboard chart-topping album and toured all over the world before deciding to go solo.
She's garnered 50,000 Instagram followers, including Diddy.
Hometown: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Graham fell in love with music after his mother showed him Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. He was eventually mentored by one of Jackson's producers, Rodney Jerkins.
In 2014, James formed a boy band with seven other Brits called Stereo Kicks. Their debut single, “Love Me So,” charted at No. 31 on the UK singles chart.
In 2017, James went solo, releasing “Viral.” The track currently has more than 3 million streams on Spotify.
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
She was first exposed to music by her father, a member of the '90s hip-hop group Double XX Posse.
A true fan of hip-hop and R&B, she began her career as a choreographer working with the likes of Diddy, Rihanna, Ciara and Alicia Keys.
She later decided to release her own music and performed with Missy Elliot as her mentor. They toured together and collaborated on the single "I Deserve it," which hit No. 19 on the Billboard charts.
Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Zelaya was surrounded by music from a young age, first performing at the age of 5.
Her parents sent her to prestigious summer music programs including Manhattan School of Music and Berklee College of Music.
She is currently a full-time performer who has toured with Latin singers like Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandro Sanz and Il Divo.