Reality Check: Does Adam Levine Need a Voice Vacation? Plus: Six Critical Tweaks for Idol's Final Season!

This summer’s gonna hurt like a mother: Worst Maroon 5 lyric ever — or the lament of Idol and Voice fans now that their favorite singing competitions have wrapped their respective seasons?

In either event, here’s hoping the season finale of Reality Check helps remove some of the sting. My co-host Melinda Doolittle and I are dishing the highs and lows of The Voice‘s Season 8 finale — from Sawyer Fredericks’ righteous win to Kelly Clarkson’s general aura of awesomeness to those terrible, horrible, no good coach-contestant duets. If that’s not enough, we also discuss whether Adam Levine should sit out Season 9 — and which three music superstars could fill his red chair.

Melinda and I also look ahead to American Idol‘s 15th and final season — discussing six crucial tweaks to the format to make the final season as memorable as possible. (Yes, we’d like to see some strict theme nights — but no, we are not advocating the return of Randy Jackson!)

Press PLAY above for the Reality Check season finale, then hit the comments with your thoughts!