Reality Check: Are Too Many Affected Teens Ruining American Idol? Plus: Can the Show Take Credit for Tori Kelly?

Are you suffering from American Idol farewell season fatigue?

Perhaps it’s the glut of not-ready-for-primetime teenage contestants draining your enthusiasm for Fox’s reality-singing staple? Or maybe it’s the epidemic of “affected singing” — that hiccuping, squeaking, off-putting style that crushes emotional connectedness under its overly adorned boot?

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I discuss these nagging issues, pick our favorite auditioners from Week 2, and use our imaginary veto power to strip certain contestants of their Golden Tickets.

Plus, we get into some salty conversations about Idol grads Clay Aiken and Tori Kelly.

Press PLAY above for the full episode, then hit the comments with your thoughts!