Reality Check: Has a Definitive Top 5 Emerged on American Idol? Plus: Do We Care Which Coach Wins The Voice?

We’re down to only eight singers on Season 14 of American Idol — and Kelly Clarkson Week helped five of ’em begin to separate from the pack.

Still, there’s plenty for my cohost Melinda Doolittle and me to disagree about on this week’s installment of Reality Check — especially when it comes to the A- that I gave to Quentin Alexander’s “Dark Side” in my written TVLine Idol recap last Wednesday. We also dish the trouble with some of Harry Connick Jr.’s critiques, the perils of old-fashioned mics and the possible overpraise of perceived front-runner Clark Beckham.

If that’s not enough reality-competition chatter for you, Melinda and I also talk about our favorites from the final week of The Voice’s Season 8 Knockout Rounds — including references to sexy husky dogs and Godzilla emerging from the ocean.

Press PLAY above for the full episode, then hit the comments with your thoughts!