This week in reality TV

"American Idol" contestant Jena Irene.

Samantha O'Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:51 PM ET

And the top 5 are…: The rocker, the rebel, the heartthrob, the wildcard and the other remaining final six singers delivered a little country and a little rock and roll on American Idol this week. The Internet’s most famous feline, Grumpy Cat even joined in the Idol fun, while the singers hit the stage twice in the same night to belt out a song from each genre. Unique talent, Jena Irene continued her reign, slaying the competition with Heart’s Barracuda and Carrie Underwood’s So Small, proving to be the frontrunner of the season. Sam Woolf gave J.Lo “goosies” with some Imagine Dragons and Shania Twain, which had the female fans screaming. The week also belonged to Caleb Johnson, who rocked the stage with Sting Me by the Black Crowes and a surprisingly effective rendition of Carrie Underwood’s Undo It, which initially seemed outside of his comfort zone. Underwood dug both performances tweeting: “So impressed tonight by both @CalebPJohnson & @JenaAsciutto1 You made my songs sound so good! You should be proud...I know I am!” The singers transformed from contestants to artists after quite apparently applying the judges’ critiques to their stage presence. After an off-week with The Guess Who’s American Woman and Zac Brown Band’s Whatever It Is, C.J Harris wasn’t up to par and was the singer sent home this week, leaving five remaining.

 

 

Gremlins vs. Sloppy Seconds: This week’s eviction marked the end of The Gremlins as Rachelle Diamond was unanimously ousted from the Big Brother House, leaving her other half, Sabrina Abbate to fend for herself against the Sloppy Seconds alliance. East coast nurse, Allison White also headed to the jury house without even being able to pack her bags when Head of Household, Neda Kalantar was kidnapped by Big Brother and taken to the secret room where she was forced to stick two houseguests up for an instant eviction. Allison fell victim to the twist and made an emotional exit, leaving many of the houseguests in tears and others confused. Neda continued to dominate the challenges, winning the Power of Veto and also earned a surprise visit from season one showmance, Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin, who gave the passionate player advice, recommending that she think about turning on her biggest alliance member, Jon Pardy, as she may not be able to beat him in the end. With five houseguests remaining and the finale just around the corner, there is no telling what Big Brother Canada has left up its sleeve.

Battle for the top 10: Anything can happen on live television. Microphones can give out, celebrity coaches can stumble over their own tongues and singing contestants can perform incredible vocal numbers, which is precisely what happened on The Voice’s first live episode of the season. The four coaches were forced to give up their power to the voters, hoping their team would deliver onstage and America would keep them safe. The top 12 brought it this week, showcasing the immense talent and incredible variety of styles they possess from 20-year-old Christina Grimmie to 44-year-old Sisaundra Lewis. Country singer, Kristen Merlin displayed calm professionalism when her mic gave out during her rendition of Sugarland’s Stay, and stay she did, as she earned enough votes make it into the top 10. Kat Perkins delivered one of the most captivating performances of the season with Heart’s Magic Man, finally showcasing the range of her extreme talent and rock star attitude, which also kept her safe. Team Usher and Team Shakira both lost a singer this week after T.J Wilkins and Dani Moz received the lowest amount of votes and the two were eliminated.

Donkey work: The Globetrotters, Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nate "Big Easy" Lofton ended their trip around the globe this week when they were the last team to finish the eighth leg of the Amazing Race, but not before the big men raced their donkeys through Rome. The sight of the two athletes on their mules during the week’s Detour was worth the million dollars just to watch. Italy was not a hassle-free trip for any of the pairs however, when a U-Turn caused friction between the teams. Newlyweds, Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly rubbed the other couples the wrong way after using their U-turn on sweet father-and-son duo, Dave and Connor O’Leary, in order to ensure they were the first team to arrive at the pit stop. “You, me and God are unstoppable,” Brendon blasphemed to Rachel during their meticulous task of copying ancient documents. No one heard the end of their treachery, as Dave and Connor continued to complain throughout the entire leg of the race until they made their way to Piazza del Duomo, in the middle of town, that served as the episode’s pit stop. Someone forgot to tell pops and son that it’s a game. All is fair in love and the race around the world. 

Double Elimination: Home cooks Kaila Klassen and Tammara Behl were eliminated from MasterChef Canada leaving two chefs remaining.

Bachelor Accident: Eric Hill, a contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette died after an extreme paragliding accident.

Gracious Goodbye: Dancing duo, Drew Carey and professional partner Cheryl Burke were ousted from Dancing with the Stars this week.

Off the Island: Survivor Cagayan’s Solarrion tribe voted out original beauty, Jeremiah Wood.


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