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

trevin terry duet the voiceAfter 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 is vocally middling Emblem3 still standing on Fox’s weekly explosion of lights, dancers and confetti cannons?

My cohost Melinda Doolittle and I ponder these questions on this week’s installment of Reality Check, while also wondering if the act of taking big risks no longer reaps big rewards with the voting public. We also try to determine who (if anyone) could or should pose a challenge to Cassadee Pope’s Voice coronation, and whether Fifth Harmony has made big enough strides to put a scare into Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X Factor. And, of course, we offer some final thoughts on the unspeakable works of CeCe Frey and Ke$ha.

So do press play below for this week’s show, and for all my reality TV recaps, news, and reviews, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!