Reality Check: Who's Getting a Winner's Edit on Idol — and Do They Deserve It?

You might think it’s premature to declare the winner of American Idol‘s farewell season — after all, we’re only halfway through Hollywood Week — but don’t tell that to the show’s producers.

On this week’s episode of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I examine the handful of contestants who seem to be getting extra love and attention in the editing suite — and whether or not their actual vocal performances are living up to the hype.

Not only that, we run through the deep bench of female contestants who’ve stood out during the “Lines of 10” and group rounds, declare the winner of the Season 15 “Tracy Flick Award” and identify one of the funnier editing snafus in recent show history.

Press PLAY above for the full Reality Check experience, then share your own thoughts in the comments!