It’s “Rush Week” on American Idol — which is quite possibly just a nice way of saying “brace for a bloodbath.”
Indeed, while J.Lo, Harry and Keith whittled the Season 13 field to just 30 hopefuls last Thursday, the next three episodes will find them slashing the roster to 20 — with the voting public then cutting those numbers in half. (The judges will offer a reprieve to a trio of Wild Cards, resulting in a Top 13.)
On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I ponder the carnage on the horizon — each naming our personal Top 6 based on final Hollywood Week solos, then further lobbying on behalf of our personal Top 2s.
Not only that, but we also take a deep dive into the Green Mile cuts that continue to haunt us, nominate a trio of songs in terrible need of a vacation and target four or five finalists who might not be ready for prime time.
So press play below for the full Reality Check experience, then head down to the comments and share your own thoughts. And for all my Idol-related news, videos, interviews and exclusives, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!