American Idol‘s Top 5 “results twist” may have been the worst thing to happen to the show since Randy Jackson became the in-house mentor, but the question remains: Who should’ve rounded out the Bottom 2 alongside Sam Woolf?
On this week’s installment of Reality Check, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I ponder that question, praise the powerful one-two punch provided by Jena Irene and wonder if Alex Preston deserves to inherit Candice Glover’s crown if he never successfully delivers an uptempo track. (Fret not: We taped this episode on Friday, before Caleb Johnson’s ‘R-word’ scandal went viral; I’ll address that on TVLine tomorrow.)
Melinda and I also tackle a great (albeit crazy) week on The Voice, lauding the powerhouse performances of Christina, Delvin and Sisaundra, but wondering why the show (and its coaches) made Jake the poster boy for apple pie, while relegating fellow country crooner Kristen to the gay ghetto.
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