Reality Check: Who Falls Short of Our Dream Final 2 on American Idol? Plus: The Voice's Top 8 Week Bloodbath -- Why We Hated It

We’re down to the penultimate weeks of American Idol and The Voice — which means the forecast calls for heightened stress, a 70 percent chance of tears and emotional storm warnings.

On this week’s Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I dish the complicated emotions dredged up by the slaughterhouse vibe of The Voice‘s Top 8 results telecast and the inevitable ouster of Idol‘s Jessica Meuse.

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Then, Melinda’s fellow Season 6 grads Jordin Sparks and Gina Glocksen join us for a chat about our dream Top 2 scenarios for the current Idol installment — and talk about the changes we’d like to see instituted for Season 14.

Press play below for the full Reality Check experience, and follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV for all my Idol– and Voice-related news, exclusives, interviews and recaps.