Fox has officially ordered a new reality singing competition – The Four – and execs describe the show as “Game of Thrones with better singing and less nudity.”

Fox’s TCA is currently taking place, presenting all of the new television shows for the upcoming year.

The show will comprise of four finalist singers, with audiences vying to defeat them using their vocal talents, Deadline reports. The show is expected to debut in 2018, and seems to be a direct response to losing American Idol to ABC.

Click inside to read the full description of The Four from Fox’s press release…

Four super-talented and fiercely competitive singers, chosen from their auditions by the show’s panel of music industry experts, will try to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged individually by new singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place.

And those challengers could be fans who had been sitting on a couch one week, and singing onstage the next. Viewers who think they’ve got the talent to compete and unseat the four singers onstage will have the opportunity to submit an audition video. America will have the chance to decide who is brought onto the show by voting on the available streamed auditions and influencing which challengers will take on The Four and shake up the competition.

If the existing four singers outperform their challengers, then they survive to sing another week, until the end of the season, when the singers have safely secured their spots on stage and face off against each other, resulting in one being named the winner. At stake is the ultimate prize: the panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team. This elite group of star-makers will help shepherd the winner’s career and be fully invested in making him or her a breakout star.

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