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

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 a trio of vocalists who used the Knockouts to announce their intentions to inherit Danielle Bradbery’s crown and sash — as well as one promising prospect (whose name rhymes with Golly Zen Gee) who went up in a sad, Havisham-ian blaze.

Press play below to watch our latest chat — where I suffer the same fate as Blake “I specialize in 16-year-olds” Shelton — and to listen to our theories on why The X Factor‘s mentors are making a mockery of their titles. Plus, we’ve got Wizards, Muggles, fairy dust and body rolls!

Once you’re done watching Reality Check, hit the comments and share your own theories and opinions on the week in The Voice and The X Factor!