Reality Check: Questionable Calls, Righteous Steals and a Runaway Moustache on The Voice

With rain-delayed baseball games wreaking havoc on The X Factor‘s Top 16 announcement episode, NBC’s The Voice had to do most of the heavy lifting in the reality singing competition category last week. Thankfully, there was more than enough talent and discord in Week 2 of the show’s Battle Rounds to fuel an entire episode of Reality Check.

My cohost Pia Toscano (pinch-hitting for a vacationing Melinda Doolittle) and I dive into several instances where the show’s mentors made the wrong call in declaring a Battle Round winner, leaving competing judges to turn to The Save to remedy the injustice. We also identify two vocalists who are building enough momentum to look like potential threats for the Season 3 crown, and tackle the important question of how disheveled a male contestant’s facial hair can be before it dissuades viewers from voting for him.

Plus, Pia fills us in on what she’s been up to in the studio — and with whom — and how you can expect the finished product to sound.

So press play below for this week’s Reality Check, and for all my reality TV news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!