Reality Check: Who's Pulling Ahead on The Voice? Does X Factor Need 'Groups' Therapy?

Season 5 of The Voice is down to just 10 contestants — but three or four standouts are beginning to separate from the pack.

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I discuss our favorite perfomers from Top 12 Week — spoiler alert: their names rhyme with Bowl, Tacky, Splat and Bath-View — and ponder why Tessanne Chin, technically the best of the bunch, keeps falling just short of our expectations.

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Also on the docket: The X Factor‘s ’80s Week, or more specifically Melinda’s pet peeve of excessive background vocals being used in the Groups category. Plus, there’s interpretive dancers, country-boy beefcake and even Mario Lopez’s Hipsways of Doom (™ pending)!

So press play below for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments with your thoughts. Who are your faves on The Voice and The X Factor? Sound off below!