Reality Check: Does Idol Want a Guy to Win (and Which Girls Could Stop Him)? Plus — We're Tired of 'I'm Tired'!
American Idol has whittled the Season 14 field down to a mere 48 contestants — and that number will be halved again by week’s end. But as the show’s producers dole out extra screen time to a select few singers, this week’s Reality Check examines READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: Hooray for Hollywood Week on American Idol! Plus: The Ickiness of Contestants Hitting on J.Lo
Picture it…American Idol, Hollywood Week, Season 14. No vicious “Airplane Hangar of Doom.” No threat of Randy Jackson’s inane mentoring sessions. And a dozen (or two) fantastic, charismatic vocalists signaling the possibility of a truly stellar three months of competition. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: Idol's 'Perfect Audition' Dissected! Plus: 'Personality Vs. Vocals' — and Melinda's Minaj Moment!
The final week of American Idol‘s Season 14 audition tour helped redefine “flawless” in the post-Beyoncé era, posed the question “how young is too young?” in The House Where Scotty McCreery and Jordin Sparks Grew Up and threw in a crazy cat lady for good measure. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: Debate Erupts Over American Idol's Week 3 Auditions! Plus — Advice for Randy's Replacement
It’s not exactly Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey 2.0, but Week 3 of American Idol‘s Season 14 auditions generates a whole lotta discord on this week’s Reality Check. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: How Old Is Too Old for Idol? (We Debate J.Lo's Icky Answer!) Plus: Savion and Sarina's Comebacks!
There’s optimism in the air surrounding Season 14 of American Idol — and mainly because two of the most egregious, pre-voting-round evictees from last year’s ho-hum installment are back and more brilliant than ever (or at least as brilliant as before). READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Reality Check: Did American Idol Just Wrap Its 'Worst Season Ever'? Plus: The Voice Gets a Happy Ending, and J.Lo's Vocals 'Explained'!
Everyone take a deep, cleansing breath. American Idol and The Voice have wrapped their respective seasons, and whether or not you’re delighted with the results, there’s oh so much to discuss. (Idol fans, in particular, should stick around to the very end of this video.)
Reality Check: Our Picks to Win American Idol and The Voice! Plus: Rants About Selfies, Sickness and the 'Medieval Chromatic Scale'!
The Voice and American Idol conclude their respective seasons this week — which means it’s time for Reality Check‘s “Who Should Win?” speeches, along with a few paranoid conspiracy theories and extremely relevant hashtags (#idolendofdays, anyone?). READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
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
Reality Check: Who Deserved Bottom 2 Status on Idol? (Not MVP Jena!) Plus: Why Does The Voice Hate Suspense (But Love the 'Gay Ghetto')?
American Idol‘s Top 5 “results twist” may have been the worst thing to happen to the show since Randy Jackson became the in-house mentor, but the question remains: Who should’ve rounded out the Bottom 2 alongside Sam Woolf? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO