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'The Four' Judge Charlie Walk Gets Real About Being Brutally Honest

FOX's newest singing competition show, The Four, is next level for superstars in the making and brutal honesty is essential for weeding out the good from the great.

The Four judge and Republic Records President Charlie Walk stopped by to chat about his role on the show. It's not all fun and games when you're handpicking the next big iHeartRadio 'On The Verge' star.

"You know a star when they walk in the room. I call it the 30-second rule. Stars are born, not made." Charlie said about finding a true talent. "They all have that same secret special sauce. Every single time."

With artists like Hailee Steinfeld, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj (just to name a few) in Charlie's career repertoire, his ability to spot someone with that 'it' quality is undoubtedly on point. 

"I'm really hard [on the show]. It's not that I'm mean, I'm honest and truthful."

In The Four's debut episode, Charlie caught a reputation for being brutally honest about the musical contestants. He went on to explain that he views himself as quality control. Every person in one of the four spots needs to be superstar quality. He can't let any 'slop' slip through the cracks. 

Hosted by Fergie alongside a panel of successful music industry judges including DJ Khaled, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk, The Four vocalists fight to defend their spots as 'the four' from hungry newcomers every week. You have to beat the best in order to be the best and nab a coveted 'four' spot. 

The final singer will win the title of iHeartRadio's "On The Verge" Artist and a deal with Republic Records. 

Tune in to FOX on Thursdays at 8/7c to catch new episodes and head over to right now to stream the first episode.