“America’s Got Talent: Season 11” returns with the final quarterfinals round!

Which acts impressed Simon, Heidi, Mel B, and Howie tonight? (Photo property of NBC & SYCO Entertainment)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome back, America’s Got Talent! I missed you so much! (I even missed Heidi Klum, too!) Tonight, the Dolby Theatre hosted the final quarterfinals round.  Which of the last 12 acts impressed Simon Cowell, … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Three

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By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed part two of my countdown? Click here to read it! This is it! Here are the ten greatest Reality TV performances of all-time:   #10-Candice Glover: “Lovesong” (American Idol, 2013) … [Continue reading]

Alicia & Miley join “The Voice” for Season 11

Adam and Blake welcomed Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys to "The Voice" family. (Poster and graphic property of NBC & MGM TV)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Voice began a new era as veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton welcomed former advisors Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus to the coaches’ chairs. As the Rio Olympics concluded, The Voice gave their fans a … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of August 19, 2016

Dolly Parton Pure & Simple

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! This week, I will look the latest offerings from the Queen of Country Music, several rising artists, two friends of the blog and the one … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On: Dolly Parton’s “Pure & Simple”

Dolly Parton visits Jake's Take

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two years ago, I had one of the biggest interviews of my career when I interviewed the Queen of Country Music: Dolly Parton. Ms. Parton just released one of her biggest albums of her career, Blue Smoke, and … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take’s 5th Anniversary: The Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Two

Chris Mann You Raise Me Up Voice

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed Part One? Click here to read it!  Here’s a little fascinating fact about the artists that are featured in part two of my Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time.  I have interviewed ALL of … [Continue reading]

Gwen Stefani & Eve rock the Sprint Center

Gwen Stefani made her Kansas City debut and she did not disappoint! (Photo property of Jacob Elyachar)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the hottest summer concerts visited Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Gwen Stefani’s This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour marks the former Voice coach return to the touring world.  While she performed … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take’s 5th Anniversary: The 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time Part One

Dalton Rapattoni Bird Set Free

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past five years, Jake’s Take has covered some of the best talent shows on the planet! My blog has covered nine seasons of The Voice USA, five seasons of both America’s Got Talent and American Idol, … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take-The Fifth Anniversary: My Fitness Journey

Jacob Elyachar lifting

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Throughout my career as a blogger, fitness has played a role in my life. Around the blog’s inception, I returned from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a few pounds heavier than before. I immediately … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of August 5, 2016)

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By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Reviews! Let’s get this party started!   Encore by DJ Snake Over the past few years, French DJ and EDM music producer DJ Snake has been … [Continue reading]

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