Idology: Did the Judges Lie About Candice? Plus: The Lazaro Epidemic and Our Top 3 Picks!

Is Season 12 of American Idol being produced in a freakish alternate universe?

It would certainly be one explanation for last week’s baffling Top 7 results-show telecast, where America thrust He Who Cannot Remember His Lyrics into its Top 3, and everyone except Mariah Carey: Voice of Reason (TM pending) left Candice Glover out of their personal leaderboards.

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On this week’s Idology, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I discuss/rant whether the judges were flat-out lying during the infamous “who’s on top?” segment, and then counter by offering our own Top 3 selections. Spoiler alert: Executive producer Jason Averett attempts to end the show prematurely to quash my polarizing opinion — but fret not, I cannot be silenced! Plus, Melinda writes an open (and rather impassioned) letter to America during our chat about the ongoing Lazaro Epidemic. And yes, brace yourselves for clips from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Modern Times and Star Trek.

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So press play below for the whole Idology enchilada, and for all my Idol-related news, videos, interviews and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!