Reality Check: Idol's 'Perfect Audition' Dissected! Plus: 'Personality Vs. Vocals' — and Melinda's Minaj Moment!

The final week of American Idol‘s Season 14 audition tour helped redefine “flawless” in the post-Beyoncé era, posed the question “how young is too young?” in The House Where Scotty McCreery and Jordin Sparks Grew Up and threw in a crazy cat lady for good measure.

As you’ll see on this week’s installment of Reality Check, it also formed an unlikely connection between my co-host, Idol‘s Season 6 standout Melinda Doolittle, and the dulcet sounds of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

Other discussion points: Does Idol‘s decision to hold back on the deliciousness of Ryan Pinkston and Tara Honda mean these talented singers aren’t long for the show? How much should personality count when it comes to the competition? And what’s one of the most outlandish things a contestant can say to me once he or she has been voted off and stops by TVLine HQ for an exit interview?

Press PLAY for the full Reality Check experience, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the final week of Season 14 tryouts — and your hopes for Hollywood Week!

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