Reality Check: Idol's Best Audition Night Ever? Plus: Does Harry Connick Jr. Need to Simmer Down?

This just in from the Department of Obvious Newsflashes: Adam Lambert makes everything better.

Still, was the American Idol Season 8 grad’s substitute judging gig the reason the show’s Season 14 New York City audition stop was so darn spectacular?

On this week’s installment of Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I break down the extraordinary talent unearthed by Adam, J.Lo and Harry Connick Jr. — and disagree (just a little) over how exactly to rank ’em. Plus, we brainstorm a new “Golden Ticket Veto” twist designed to bring out Melinda’s dark side, throw some side eye at Harry’s non-musical shenanigans and ponder whether or not polarizing beauty Shi Scott really deserved a spot in Hollywood Week.

So press PLAY above for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments with your thoughts on Season 14 Week 2!

GET MORE: American Idol, Reality TV, Video