By Lynette Rice
November 27, 2017 at 03:00 PM EST
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Fergie will host The Four: Battle for Stardom, Fox’s replacement for American Idol that kicks off Jan. 4.

The previously announced show, which features four “top-notch singers” battling each week for the chance at a career, also includes a star-making panel comprised of Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and record label executive Charlie Walk. The competitors can come from any walk of life: any crooner could submit their own audition tapes.

“This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV,” said Fergie in a statement. “I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

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