That doesn’t mean, however, that my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I don’t have plenty to disagree about this episode. For starters, we’ve got almost the exact opposite view on how to rank the semi-final performances of The Voice‘s Season 5 finalists — Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin.
That said, we’re both pleased that Restless Road’s “reign of terror against harmonies” has come to its long-overdue conclusion on The X Factor — where Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt and (¡!) Carlito Olivero clearly deserved their finale berths.
If that’s not enough for you, there’s “Suavamente” dancing, one final Voice conspiracy theory (“Blake must not win!”) and Melinda’s no-punches-pulled take on the future of Simon Cowell’s British import.
So press play below for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments with your thoughts. And come back to TVLine all week for recaps, opinion and galleries related to The Voice and The X Factor finales!