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Reality Check: How Tessanne Won The Voice by Slaying a Played-Out Song! Plus: #TeamAdam Sabotage, X Factor's Nauseating Ending!


The Voice and The X Factor have concluded their respective seasons with righteous wins by Tessanne Chin and Alex & Sierra — so how come the former finished on an epic glory note, while the latter show left us with ear-piercing microphone feedback? READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Ratings: The Voice Down 10% Vs. Previous Finale, NCIS Steady, Person of Interest Dips

Ratings Voice Finale Person of Interest

The Voice‘s latest coronation ceremony was witnessed by 14 million total viewers, while scoring a 4.0 demo rating (per finals) — down 10 percent on both counts from the NBC hit’s June finale but within spitting distance of its year-ago audience.

All told, the singing competition …READ MORE

The Voice Season 5 Finale Recap: And the Winner Is… [Plus: 15 Additional Awards!]

The Voice - Season 5 finale recap

Cee Lo, put down your Handbook of Inscrutable Song Choices. Xtina, tuck away your décolletage. Carson Daly, park the promotional Kia in the garage.

Another installment of The Voice has come to its feel-good conclusion — and all that’s left are the inevitable debates about …READ MORE

The Voice: 25 Best Performances of Season 5


It’s down to Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin when The Voice airs its Season 5 finale tonight (9/8c) — but dozens of other vocalists played vital roles in making this the most competitive installment in the history of NBC’s reality singing juggernaut. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Ratings: Voice Lowers With Performance Finale, HIMYM Slips to Season Low, Hostages Ticks Up

Fight or Flight

NBC’s The Voice on Monday night drew 12.7 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating, per finals — dipping 4 percent and two tenths week-to-week and also down from its previous two performance finales (Season 3: 13.4 mil/4.2, Season 4: 12.7 mil/3.7).

Leading out of that, The Sing-Off …READ MORE

The Voice Performance Finale: I Know What You Did With Idol's (Overdone) Songs in the Dark

The Voice Season 5 recap performance finale

“Hello, and welcome to The $25,000 Pyramid: The Voice Season 5 Performance Finale Edition! Our famous clue-giver is Carson Daly, and our contestant is ‘Who cares, this person isn’t a superstar celebrity!?’ Let’s get started!” READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLLS

Reality Check: Who Won The Voice Semi-Finals –Jacquie, Tessanne or Will? Plus: Has The X Factor Earned a Fourth Season?

reality check slezak doolittle

It’s season-finale week for The Voice and The X Factor, and to the shock of everyone here at Reality Check, America got it totally right in choosing both shows’ Top 3 contestants.

That doesn’t mean, however, that my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I don’t have plenty to disagree about this episode. For starters, we’ve got almost the exact opposite view on …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The Voice Season 5 Semifinal Results Recap: Did the Right Three Singers Make the Finale?

The Voice Season 5 Semifinals Results Recap

Who says there’s no life after The Voice?

Season 5′s Top 5 results telecast felt like an aggressive response to the blogosphere complaint that NBC’s reality-singing behemoth has yet to produce a viable chart-topper — this week’s Top 10 iTunes milestones for covers by three current semifinalists notwithstanding. (Cue Xtina rageface, followed by …READ MORE

The Voice Season 5 Semifinal Performance Recap: Keep Calm and 'Carry On' [Updated]

The Voice Will Champlin Carry On

Can People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” (*With a Current Project to Promote/Not Named Idris Elba) be stopped?

That’s the question surrounding The Voice Season 5 semifinals, seeing how coach Adam Levine hasn’t lost a single contestant since Nov. 7 (aka Top 20 results night) (aka for freakin’ ever). READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

Reality Check: Breaking Down The Voice's Final 5! Plus: Alex & Sierra's X Factor Supremacy

Reality Check Slezak Doolittle

Disagreement is the dominant theme on this week’s installment of Reality Check.

As my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I dish The Voice‘s Season 5 semifinalists — Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, Cole Vosbury, James Wolpert and Will Champlin — bones of contention arise over …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO