Reality Check: Are We Witnessing American Idol's Deepest Bench Ever?

American Idol Season 14 has the potential to hurt so good — and no, this is not a reference to some Fifty Shades of Grey-type foolery.

Instead, as you’ll see on this week’s Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I are wondering whether an incredibly deep talent pool could lead to a Top 12 in which every single elimination becomes a painful one.

We also wonder about how subtle is too subtle once the live voting rounds begin, dish the rise of Qaasim Middleton and Tyanna Jones during the House of Blues showcase round and go off on tangents about Olympic figure skating, tainted omelettes and the poetry of Beyoncé.

So press PLAY for the full Reality Check experience — complete with the Kendra Chantelle shout-out you already knew was coming!