“America’s Got Talent: Season 12” finalists square off

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a veteran fan and recap analyst of the NBC talent competition, I am very disappointed with the America’s Got Talent: Season 12 finalists. There are SIX singing related acts in the Season 12 finals! While I love singers, some of these singers are average at best (I am looking at […]

A Conversation with Joe Moravsky

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Joe Moravsky to Jake’s Take. To many American Ninja Warrior (ANW) fans, Joe Moravsky is known as the Ninja Weatherman. Since his debut on NBC’s obstacle course series in 2013, Joe Moravsky has made it to the Las Vegas finals five years in a row. […]

A Conversation with American Pops Orchestra founder Luke Frazier

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Luke Frazier to Jake’s Take. Luke Frazier’s passion for music has lead him on an incredible adventure.  He has become one of his generation’s greatest maestros and a force to be reckoned with in the Pops world. Luke has worked with a plethora of performing […]

Ladies & Gentlemen-meet your final five “AGT: Season 12” finalists

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the 11 remaining semi-finalists took the Dolby Theatre by storm to become Season 12 finalists! Several variety acts including mentalist Colin Cloud, dancer Merrick Hanna, acrobatic dance group Diavolo, and light-up dance crew (and Tyra Banks’ Golden Buzzer) Light Balance stole the show! Meanwhile, Kechi and Mandy Harvey faced […]

Variety acts highlight round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Semifinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Variety acts have made America’s Got Talent stand out every year in the crowded world of talent competition shows.  But, after the way, things went down last week during the results show….America, we need to talk! A majority of the acts that you selected for next week’s finals…stink! Yes, singing ventriloquist […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of September 8 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first September 2017 edition of Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews!   Some of our favorite superstar acts have released new material, while several famous icons’ estates have released some interesting posthumous material. Also, Jake’s Take continues to rising artists that could make big waves in the music industry. […]

The Clairvoyants return to “America’s Got Talent” as finalists are revealed

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Last year, The Clairvoyants’ Thommy Tan and Amelie van Tass took the world by storm as they took mentalism to a whole another level of excellence. Throughout each stage of the competition, Thommy and Amelie blew the judges and audiences away with their impeccable routines that landed them in the […]

A Conversation with Rory O’Malley

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Tony-nominated performer Rory O’Malley to Jake’s Take. The actor-singer made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Leaf Coneybear before joining the original company of The Book of Mormon. His portrayal of the openly closeted Mormon Elder McKinley earned […]

The Season 12 semifinals begin on “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s the Season 12 Semifinals! Tonight, the first group of 11 semi-finalists duked it out for a place in the Season 12 Finale. Who made the Dolby Theatre audience cheer? Who impressed Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel?  Plus, who were the two lucky Wild Card acts that […]

Jake’s Take: Happy 15th Birthday, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is celebrating its 15th anniversary season! Since September 2003, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has provided audiences worldwide with constant hours of laughter and dancing. Here are several moments from show history that has made this 59-time Emmy-winning talk show a television phenomenon. Ellen’s first phone conversation with […]

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