A whopping 17 contestants made it through the Blind Auditions and into the Battle Rounds during Week 1 of The Voice‘s fifth season. And while that made for highly entertaining television, it also left my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I with plenty of room for debate on the identity of the show’s current front-runners.
In the season premiere of TVLine’s Reality Check, Melinda and I dish six different Voice hopefuls we think are worth watching closely — including the guy who’s in the running toward becoming Melinda’s Next Top BFF, the woman who got verrry up close and personal with Adam Levine and a pair of ethereal beauties — one of whom might’ve erred by choosing Team Blake.
Last but not least, we delve into the question of whether the Season 5 coaches might be getting a little too much background information about the participants of the so-called Blind Auditions round. And yes, we’ve got circumstantial evidence to back up our theories.
So press play below for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments and tell us which Voice contestants are topping your chart right now. And for all my reality TV recaps, video and news, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!