Reality Check: Did American Idol Flub Its Final Audition Ever? Plus: Heated Debate Over Week 3 Standouts!

Did you get misty-eyed over the last audition of American Idol‘s farewell season?

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost and Idol vet Melinda Doolittle explains why the historic moment didn’t reduce her to a puddle of salty tears and soggy Kleenex — and points out what producers could’ve done to make the moment resonate more deeply.

It’s not all bad news, though, from the House Where Haley Reinhart Was Once Imprisoned. Melinda and I dish the “perfect” audition, and debate a long and disparate list of favorites from Week 3. Plus, we’ve got dating ideas for Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez!

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