Reality Check: Who Deserves to Win Idol — And Who Should Be Bottom 2? Plus: The Magic of Adam Lambert!

We’re down to five contestants on American Idol‘s farewell season, but regardless of how the next three weeks play out, there’s only one contestant who’s proven worthy of a key to the House That Allison Iraheta Gorgeously Graffitied.

On this week’s episode of Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I break down the most recent performances from the remaining vocalists, call attention to the massive improvement in the second half of last Thursday’s episode — and theorize the reasons why — and debate who should and will wind up at risk of elimination.

Plus, Melinda and I share a kumbaya moment over the fabulousness of Adam Lambert, get into a heated debate over the merits of La’Porsha Renae’s “No More Drama” and even ask the controversial question, “Do we miss Randy Jackson?”

It’s a perfectly ridiculous episode — one that includes a Melinda Season 6 flashback, a snippet of David Cook’s “Billie Jean” and another reference to J.Lo’s faulty memory.

Press PLAY above for Part 1, and below for Part 2, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the week in Idol!