Reality Check: Who Will Win X Factor? Plus: Girl-Group Problems and The Voice's Top Teen

Who will win Season 2 of The X Factor? With the Top 16 contestants just announced last week, and not a single live performance show in the books, it’s way too early to be asking that question, let alone answering it. And yet on the latest installment of Reality Check, that’s exactly what my esteemed cohost Melinda Doolittle and I try to do.

But it’s not all wild prognosticating on this week’s show. We also dish the X Factor contestants whose early exits wouldn’t cause us any consternation, propose alternate names for the dubiously named girl group Lylas, list the dos and don’ts of male shirtlessness on reality singing competitions, and talk about the most egregious elimination during the Judges’ Houses round.

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Melinda and I also dissect the final week of Battle Rounds on Season 3 of The Voice, debating whether or not buzzed-about teenager Avery Wilson can live up to the hype he’s been getting, and how Christina Aguilera botched her final “Steal.”

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So press play below to watch the latest Reality Check, then join the discussion down in the comments. And for all my reality TV news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!