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Who should win 'The X Factor'? *Crickets*

“You never cease to… not blow me away,” Demi Lovato blundered during Wednesday’s finals on Fox — while deftly summing up my overall impression of The X Factor!

We stopped recapping this mess early in season 3 — not only because, as previously established, The X Factor has no soul, but because ratings dropped by a lot and we noticed barely anyone wanted to read about it. Yet the show has sputtered on, this time with bright yellow lights on the front of the judges’ table instead of red or blue, and Paulina Rubio wobbling around in her chair instead of Britney Spears sitting there like a sad statue. There’s still a lot of lasers. Alex & Sierra (pictured) have emerged as a duo you might have heard of this fall even if you don’t watch The X Factor. So that’s certainly new! Good for them. They’re lovely.

Overall, though, the show strikes me more than ever as a scripted yet poorly executed celebration of both the judges’ wealth and the contestants’ poverty. It could all change for them if they win the million-dollar recording contract. Meet the finalists in all their destitute glory, and run through their final performances with me, below.

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'The Voice' finale: Winner of season 5 is....

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Season 5′s winner has been announced on Tuesday night’s finale of The Voice — featuring some truly horrendous group performances, plus guest stars Celine Dion, Paramore, Ne-Yo, and One Republic, plus a stunningly cray collaboration between Christina Aguilera and “the most down-to-earth real person that I’ve ever met in this business,” Lady Gaga!

The winner of The Voice is….. READ FULL STORY

'The Sing-Off' React: Talkin' 'bout my generation

The theme of Monday night’s episode of The Sing-Off is its most impressively vague yet: “My Generation.” Anyone who has never watched this show might think that means the teams will sing songs that they were raised on, or maybe even from the decade they were born, but to those people I would scream, “You’re so wrong!” and “Why aren’t you watching The Sing-Off, do you hate good-natured fun?!” Nick Lachey explains the theme as “the songs of yesterday and today,” which he doesn’t seem to understand means ALL OF THE DAYS. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' season finale: And the winner is...

After 39 days, 4 million tears, 1 white rock, and too many burned hidden immunity idol clues to count, Survivor: Blood vs. Water finally crowned its winner Sunday night. My full recap will be up soon, but to sound off on who won, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the season finale of Survivor: Blood vs. Water. Not that I don't want you read this article. But you really should watch the episode first. Just some friendly advice, that's all. Take it or leave it. Totally your call.] READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Blood vs. Water': Who was voted out? Who was eliminated?

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.] READ FULL STORY

'SYTYCD' stars Allison and tWitch got hitched!

It’s a match made in reality TV heaven (a.k.a. Nigel Lythgoe’s private estate): So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars Allison Holker (season 2) and Stephen “tWitch” Boss (season 4) tied the knot Tuesday, December 10 at the Paso Robles, California vineyard of the show’s executive producer. See a pic and a few of the couple’s highlights below…. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' results: Eliminations and the Top 3

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On tonight’s Voice results show and family reunion of sorts — featuring returning contestants the Swon Brothers, Michelle Chamuel, Cassadee Pope (who got a plaque!), and Danielle Bradbery — two of the Top 5 artists have been eliminated. They are…. READ FULL STORY

Why I've finally quit watching 'The Voice'

Before The Voice‘s first season premiered, it was marketed as the reality singing competition that would get rid of all the gimmicks. It was about nothing but pure talent. There weren’t judges, but instead, there were friendly coaches, who would find good vocalists and help them become great. The auditions were blind, which ensured that only the very best singers would get the chance to compete on the show, regardless of their appearance. It was all about the notes, the runs, the falsettos, and the voices that sent chills down viewers’ spines. This was The Voice.

Five seasons later, I’ve finally given up on the show. To me, season 1 was the only one that got things 100 percent right. From the moment Javier Colon started singing “Time After Time” in his blind audition, it was clear that we had just met The Voice of the season. I’m not saying he had the biggest voice, because I don’t think that’s what this show is about. It’s about having that talent, plus a little something extra that makes your voice different but is impossible to put into words. And Colon defined that.

After joining Team Adam, Colon continued his climb to the top. Each week, he was the clear leader until he was eventually crowned the winner. It wasn’t a surprising ending, but it was the right one. And viewers tuned in every week to hear Colon’s smooth-as-silk  performance.

Cut to now, four seasons later, and The Voice finds itself in an unhealthy dilemma that seems to make it impossible for us to get through a season without an “upset.” Full disclosure: I can’t speak much about season 2 winner Jermaine Paul, because I didn’t watch that entire season. But I can speak to the pattern that was formed in seasons 3 and 4, and more importantly, what it is about season 5 that has made this fan walk away from her television for good.
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Join us for 'The Sing-Off' and EW's Live Google Hangout!

Ahead of Monday’s season 4 premiere of NBC’s a cappella love fest The Sing-Off, host Nick Lachey — along with new judge Jewel and returning judges Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman — will take your questions about the new season live Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT in a Google+ hangout with EW’s Annie Barrett and a few lucky fans. We’ll talk about which singers they’re most excited to hear, what’s new for season 4, whether the judges will consider dressing up in kitschy matching group outfits… and whatever else you want!

Here’s the Google+ event page

You can also submit your questions for the cast in the comments below, or on Twitter using the hashtag #EWTalksTV.

Join us! You won’t be judged! Questions may be either sung or spoken, but use an instrument and you may be disqualified.

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The Sing Off’ premieres Monday, Dec. 9 and concludes Monday, Dec. 23 on NBC.

'The Voice' results: Elimination, Instant Save are...

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On tonight’s Voice results show/Christmas caroling session — featuring guest stars Kelly Clarkson and Nuno Bettencourt from Extreme — one of the Top 6 artists has been eliminated and one has been Instant Saved…. READ FULL STORY

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