Reality Check: Was the Idol Save Wasted? Plus: Too Much Power for Shakira & The Voice Judges?

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It wasn’t exactly Power to the People Week in the world of reality singing competitions.

On American Idol, the Season 13 judges’ panel enacted its sole veto option to save adorable-but-underperforming teenager Sam Woolf, while the good folks at NBC’s The Voice announced that the public won’t have an opportunity to vote until …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: It Wouldn't Be Nothin', Nothin' Without This Particular Woman (She's No Girl)

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Can a “one-in-a-trillion vocalist” actually be too good to succeed in modern music?

That was the question posed by guest mentor Chris Martin (and reiterated by coach Blake Shelton) during tonight’s second round of The Voice‘s “Battles (Part Deux).” READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Recap: Signed, Sealed and Stolen

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Either The Voice has the sweetest contestants in the history of reality television or its editors are disciples of the Mary J. Blige Center for No More Drama.

Seriously, tonight’s Battle Rounds (Pt. 2) featured …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Jena and Caleb's Bold Idol Moves! Plus: Defending Alex's 'Don't Speak' — and a Warning to The Voice's Bria Kelly

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We’re down to eight singers on American Idol – and voters continue to drive home the idea that you’re only as good as your last performance.

On this week’s installment of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I talk about Season 13′s new pecking order — including …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Pharrell Williams Named New Voice Coach

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It looks like The Voice‘s trademark red chairs are about to be transported to a room without a roof. READ MORE


The Voice Exclusive Video: What You Didn't See on This Week's Battle Rounds!

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Blake Shelton dropping an F-bomb. Miranda Lambert and Shakira playing footsie. (OK, not quite.) The Band Perry watching silently as their “bad reputation” gets exposed. READ MORE AND WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Sturm Und Drag

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Considering how much The Voice‘s coaches have talked this season about contestants “staying in the pocket,” it’s more than a little surprising that the show itself is having a problem in the rhythm department this season. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Battle Rounds Recap: It Might Sound Crazy What I'm About to Say… [Updated]

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True love, at least the way I see it, isn’t about accepting your partner’s ridiculous flights of fancy, but embracing them. And thus, even/especially in the moments when reality television confounds and befuddles me, I reach out and embrace it. (Occasionally, I even clap along, because that’s what I wanna do.) READ MORE & TAKE POLL


Reality Check: We Pick Our Top 3 on Idol! But Will the Season 13 Crown Be Won by Default? Plus: A Lion Roars on The Voice!

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The quest for American Idol‘s Season 13 crown is down to nine contestants, but there are times when it seems like nobody really wants to inherit Candice Glover’s bejeweled headpiece. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Back in the Battles Again

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One of these days, I’m going to have a nightmare about The Voice Battle Rounds.

A tiny teenage diva bludgeoning a spritely, bespectacled competitor with a glory note — or a baseball bat. A twentysomething country stud choking out a musical barista with a deft bit of harmony — or his guitar strings. … READ MORE