Reality Check: Best Battles Ever on The Voice? Plus: L.A. Reid and Justin Bieber's X Factor Beefs

Thou shalt not steal, or so the 10 Commandments tell us. But when it comes to Season 3 of The Voice, it’s more than okay to pilfer thy neighboring coach’s ousted contestant. In fact, the introduction of “The Steal” has turned the show’s Battle Rounds from an exercise in frustration to a joyous celebration.

On this week’s edition of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I dish this all-important format change to NBC’s reality singing competition, talk about the emergence of uni-monikered diva De’Borah as a potential threat to win the whole season, and offer some controversial opinions about the Trevin Hunte-Amanda Brown showdown on Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love.”

After that, we slam down our office phones to express our displeasure with L.A. Reid’s dubious display of ageism on The X Factor and guest mentor Justin Bieber’s ridiculous Twitter tantrum. Plus, we pick our favorite performances from the Judges’ Houses rounds — including a potential superstar in Simon Cowell’s “groups” category — and talk about whether some acts are getting sabotaged in the editing booth.

So press play below for this week’s deep dive into The Voice and The X Factor, then hit the comments with your thoughts. And for all my reality TV news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!