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Reality Check: Big Surprises From The Voice Knockouts! Plus: X Factor's Sorry 'Mentoring'

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Several early front-runners firmed up their status during The Voice Season 5 Knockout Rounds, but the final hurdle before the Live Playoffs was marked by a number of unexpected twists as well.

On this week’s installment of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I dish …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: The Voice's Most Wide-Open Season Ever? Plus: Another 'Battles' Injustice

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The Voice‘s Season 5 Battle Rounds are over, and there are at least a dozen singers left in the competition with a legitimate chance to inherit Danielle Bradbery’s crown and sash.

That unprecedented unpredictability is one of the reasons my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I are …READ MORE

Reality Check: Best of the Battle Rounds! Plus: Are the Coaches Screwing Up the 'Steal'?

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It was the best of the Battle Rounds and the worst of the “Steals.” With apologies to Dickens, that pretty much sums up last week’s activity on The Voice. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: Will The Voice's Best Man Survive the Battles? Plus: X Factor's Paulina Problem

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The Voice has wrapped its Season 5 Blind Auditions. The X Factor‘s Four-Chair Challenge is in the books. But it’s not over till Reality Check has added a dollop of critique and a pinch of cheekiness to the proceedings — or so I like to think. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: Debating The Voice's Week 2 Stars, Kaley Cuoco's Shaky Sister and 'Scary' Cee Lo!


With 17 different singers advancing to The Voice‘s Season 5 Battle Rounds this week, it’s not a huge surprise that my Reality Check cohost Melinda Doolittle and I don’t fully agree on our latest Top 3 lists. But things get a little heated over a prepster male contestant, leading Melinda to raise her gun of harsh truths and fire in a way we’ve never quite seen before.

If that’s not enough to lure you in …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: Week 1 Standouts on The Voice! Plus: Are the Coaches Really Flying 'Blind'?

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A whopping 17 contestants made it through the Blind Auditions and into the Battle Rounds during Week 1 of The Voice‘s fifth season. And while that made for highly entertaining television, it also left my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I with plenty of room for debate on the identity of the show’s current front-runners.

In the season premiere of TVLine’s Reality Check …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check Dissects the Voice and X Factor Finales! Plus: How to Make 'Em Better Shows


The X Factor and The Voice have concluded their respective Season 2 and Season 3 installments, and with the celebratory confetti swept up and carried off to a Los Angeles-area landfill, it seems like the right time to do a post-mortem on how the reality singing competitions’ final results played out.

In this week’s Reality Check, …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: Beatles Beaten on X Factor, Voice! Plus: Fifth Harmony's Surge, Mario Lopez's 'But'

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Paul McCartney may have been a guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but the real Beatles-related joke was hearing The X Factor‘s L.A. Reid compare biceps-centric boy-band contestants Emblem3 to one of the planet’s most commercially successful and critically revered acts ever. And alas, that was just one of several blows directed at the Fab Four on reality singing shows over the past seven days.

But wait! There’s even more ridiculousness …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: How'd Trevin & Terry Go Top 4 on The Voice? Plus: X Factor's Emblem3 Exposed!


After long, intense seasons with a few too many inscrutable exits, The Voice and The X Factor are down to their respective Top 4 performance shows this week.

But how exactly did Terry McDermott and Trevin Hunte block the amazing Amanda Brown from making it to the semifinals on NBC’s reality singing competition? And how …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Reality Check: Are Carly Rose and Cassadee Unbeatable on The X Factor and The Voice?

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There are still three weeks left of The X Factor Season 2 and The Voice Season 3, but most prognosticators would argue that the proceedings are mere formalities on the way to crowning Carly Rose Sonenclar and Cassadee Pope as the shows’ respective champs. But are these ladies worthy winners? And more importantly, what in the whatty what is going on with …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO