Reality Check: A Shakeup at the Top on American Idol! (AKA Caleb, Jena and CJ Rise, Majesty and Sam Slip) Plus: The Latest Voice Standouts!

It’s anybody’s game on Season 13 of American Idol — as evidenced by long-standing front-runners Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose landing in last week’s Bottom 3.

On this week’s Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle (who’s performing in NYC this week at 54 Below, BTW) talk about why the aforementioned contestants deserved a good, solid elimination scare; how the remaining 10 vocalists need to learn the difference between good risks and bad ones; and our general excitement over the race for Candice Glover’s crown now that Caleb, Jena, CJ, Alex and others are raising their games.

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If that’s not enough, Melinda and I debate the competitive merits of Dexter Roberts’ “Sweet Home Alabama,” call out “mentor” Randy Jackson for his bad behavior, and flash back to some legendary moments from Idol seasons past.

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Also on the docket? Melinda’s favorite Blind Audition from Week 3 of The Voice — someone who, incidentally, does not line up with my top pick. (Oooh, it’s gonna get heated!)

So press play below for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments and share your thoughts about your Idol and Voice faves. And for all my reality TV news, interviews, exlusives and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!