Reality Check: Who Falls Short of Our Dream Final 2 on American Idol? Plus: The Voice's Top 8 Week Bloodbath -- Why We Hated It

We’re down to the penultimate weeks of American Idol and The Voice – which means the forecast calls for heightened stress, a 70 percent chance of tears and emotional storm warnings.

On this week’s Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I dish the complicated emotions dredged up by … READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The Voice Results Recap: Chainsaw Massacre!

Somebody on The Voice production team has a twisted sense of humor.

Tonight’s Top 8 results telecast kicked off with Kristen Merlin, Audra McLaughlin, Jake Worthington and Kat Perkins teaming up for a cover of The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” — an apt pick considering that more than a third of the Season 6 field would be marching to the guillotine by the end of the hour. READ MORE

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: This Shtick Is Bananas -- B-A-N-A-N-A-S! [Updated]

A long-term, loving relationship requires honesty — even when it’s uncomfortable or upsetting. And so, as much as The Voice has, essentially, put a ring on it (in terms of my DVR series-recording loyalty), I’m not going to sit here and pretend that Season 6’s Top 8 performance night lived up to the coaches’ unbridled, eye-rolling superlatives — or that Adam Levine’s new hair color is anything other than toxic. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES IN OUR POLL

The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Did the Right Contestants Get Cut This Week?

Kids say the darndest things, as the old expression goes, but so do contestants and coaches on Season 6 of The Voice.

Tonight’s Top 10 results telecast found Bria Kelly declaring her desire to subsist solely on a variety of cheeses, Usher confessing that he likes to cook in his underwear (as if we didn’t already suspect from his torso an aversion to deep-fried foods) and Shakira, in her infinite blurt-iness, sharing this gem: “I can wiggle all the things …READ MORE

The Voice Top 10 Performance Recap: Murder by (Adam's Phone) Numbers [Updated]

Yes, The Voice is a singing competition, but it’s also a numbers game: How many votes you get each week. How many iTunes singles you sell. Whether you’re stuck performing first or get the coveted closing slot. And, this week, a new twist, with Blake Shelton sharing rival coach Adam Levine’s cell phone number with his 6.06 million Twitter followers.


Reality Check: Are Idol's Judges Anti-Jessica? And Who Stumbled Harder -- Alex or Jena? Plus: Josh Rocks While Judges Go Mad on The Voice!

Brace yourselves: “It’s the most wrong episode of Reality Check ever!” Yep, that’s a direct quote from our producer Jason Averett, as my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I tackle Top 6 week of American Idol and the Top 12 performances on The Voice.

What, exactly, has us going off the rails (and howling with laughter while doing so)? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The Voice Top 12 Results Recap: Did the Right Contestants Get Cut This Week? [Updated]

Growing up, my mom always had verrrry strong ideas about wearing white after Labor Day. She did not, however, provide me with any guidance about the protocol for rocking a sheer body stocking with not-entirely-opaque undergarments, an eye-popping look that Shakira sported as she half-sang, half-mouthed her rockin’ new single “Empire” tonight on The Voice‘s Top 12 results telecast. READ MORE