‘Reality Check’: Are the ‘American Idol XIV’ Judges Harder on the Girls? (VIDEO)
TVLine.com‘s resident reality TV expert Michael Slezak is back with American Idol 6 finalist Melinda Doolittle for an all-new episode of Reality Check, as the duo takes a look into the highs and lows of the week for American Idol XIV and The Voice 8!
This week, the duo wonders if America got it right this past week after eliminating Savion Wright, while also exploring which singers had a great week, and which singers ultimately disappointed. Which four guys absolutely MUST advance to the Top 12? Which contestants was WAY too overpraised, relative to what he delivered during Motown Week? It’s a fascinating episode that focuses on the “major philosophical question” of this season: Are the critiques for the contestants, or are they merely a device used to influence the voting public? It also brings up the question of whether the judges are harder on the girls than they are on the guys this season. If nothing else, it prompts Michael to speculate on what it will take for a girl to win this season.
But this episode isn’t just about American Idol! Which contestant floored Michael and Melinda during the Blind Auditions on The Voice? And which contestant made a potentially big mistake by choosing Blake over Pharrell? This is the best Reality Check of the season so far, and well-worth checking out.
Watch the latest episode of Reality Check, focusing on American Idol XIV and The Voice 8, below: