Reality Check: Alex & Sierra Trump Restless Road (as Simon's Credibility Crumbles) on The X Factor! Plus: Xtina Cracks the Whip on The Voice

There are only 16 acts in total left standing on the current seasons of The Voice and The X Factor — and yet this past week’s editions of NBC and Fox’s reality singing competitions were surprisingly lackluster.

On this week’s edition of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I discuss the recent struggles of Voice front-runners Cole Vosbury, Jacquie Lee and Caroline Pennell, dish Cee Lo’s weird criticisms of his last woman standing and ponder the effectiveness of the show’s relentless push to fantasize about putting a ring on Matthew Schuler.

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On The X Factor side of things, we delve into which acts are making Season 3 worth watching, and wonder why Simon Cowell seems so hellbent on making Restless Road happen. Plus, I make one of the most awkward transitions in the history of YouTube while attempting to change the subject from Lillie McCloud to Alex & Sierra.

So press play below for this week’s Reality Check, then hit the comments to share you own thoughts and theories on the week in singing competitions!