Reality Check: Was the Idol Save Wasted? Plus: Too Much Power for Shakira & The Voice Judges?

It wasn’t exactly Power to the People Week in the world of reality singing competitions.

On American Idol, the Season 13 judges’ panel enacted its sole veto option to save adorable-but-underperforming teenager Sam Woolf, while the good folks at NBC’s The Voice announced that the public won’t have an opportunity to vote until April 21.

Which brings us to the latest installment of Reality Check, where my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I dish the general lack of excitement that accompanied Sam’s reentry into the competition. We also debate the highs and lows of Top 8 performance night, attempt to sort out the leading trio of Jessica, Alex and Jena and analyze setbacks suffered by Caleb and Malaya, too.

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When talk turns to The Voice — and whether or not Shakira and her fellow coaches can be trusted to make the right choices in narrowing the field from 20 down to 12 (without the guidance of the public vote) — it results in one of Melinda’s best rants ever. Hell hath no fury like a Sisaundra Lewis fan (potentially) scorned!

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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!


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