Reality Check: Did Clark Beckham Give Away His American Idol Crown? Plus: Is The Voice Final 3 Set in Stone?

American Idol‘s Chosen One (TM) getting run over by the American Idol Sabotage Bus (TM pending)?!

It sounds unprecedented (and borderline unbelievable), but we may have witnessed that uncomfortable collision when Season 14’s perceived front-runner Clark Beckham clashed with Idol mentor Scott Borchetta and special guest Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts fame) on Wednesday’s episode.

On this week’s Reality Check — it’s another low-budget, unedited affair as we await the return of our trusty editor Jason Averett — my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I try to determine which of Clark’s rivals will most benefit from his meltdown: Nick Fradiani, Jax or Rayvon Owen. Plus, the question arises: Which finalist is positioning him- or herself as the most worthy winner?

Also up for discussion: The Voice‘s formerly wide-open eighth season suddenly looking like a three-horse race. Melinda and I dish the formidable trio of Sawyer Fredericks, Kimberly Nichole and Koryn Hawthorne — and try to figure out whether Meghan Linsey, Joshua Davis or India Carney have any shot at crashing the finale party.

Press PLAY below for the super-sized episode (apologizes for a little bit of audio hinkiness!) then hit the comments with your take on the week in reality singing competitions!

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