Everyone take a deep, cleansing breath. American Idol and The Voice have wrapped their respective seasons, and whether or not you’re delighted with the results, there’s oh so much to discuss. (Idol fans, in particular, should stick around to the very end of this video.)
On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I debate whether the recently wrapped incarnation of American Idol has earned the blogosphere-approved description as “the worst season ever.” Along the way, we come up with some simple solutions that could help restore some glory to The Tattered Mansion That Kelly Clarkson Might Be Afraid to Visit, draw uncomfortable comparisons between Idol and the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, and deliver some youth-approved hashtags you’ll want to add to your social-media conversations. #KindOfFunnyMostlySad #HugeBalls
Plus, we close our Reality Check season with our executive producer Jason Averett’s almost certainly accurate theory about judge Jennifer Lopez’s performance of “True Colors” during the Season 13 finale.
We also dish Josh Kaufman’s surprising (yet delightful) triumph on Season 6 of The Voice — and tackle the inevitable topic of whether that show’s finalist Christina Grimmie or Idol‘s Jena Irene won the battle of the “Can’t Help Falling in Love” covers last week.
Press play below for the full Reality Check experience, and follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV for all my Idol– and Voice-related posts, including upcoming interviews with CALEB JOHNSON, JENA IRENE and ALEX PRESTON, plus recaps this summer of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, RISING STAR, MISTRESSES and more!