Mat Franco returns to “America’s Got Talent” for a magical results night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that it has been three years since Mat Franco became the first magician in history to win America’s Got Talent. Mat Franco bested countless acts such as friends to the blog: Emily West, Sons of Serendip, and Emil & Dariel, to win the $1,000,000 cash prize […]

Voices and wild cards headline final round of “AGT: Season 12’” quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a longtime viewer and recap columnist of America’s Got Talent, it has been very hard for me to watch this season. There have been numerous kid acts that have been voted through by the American public like never before.  While dancer Merrick Hanna, ventriloquist Darci Lynn, and nine-year-old phenom Angelica […]

A Conversation with Ray Dalton

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ray Dalton to Jake’s Take. Ray Dalton began his musical journey in Seattle, Washington, where he was working on a goal of working with all of the city’s talented rappers. However, in 2011, Ray Dalton’s life was changed forever when producer Ryan Lewis […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (The End of August 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that August 25 is the final Friday of August 2017! This year has gone quicksilver fast, and there is still time for artists everywhere to release new music. In this edition, Jake’s Take highlights the fighters who faced numerous challenges along their respective journeys and how […]

Circus 1903 headlines “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Results Show

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is appropriate that Circus 1903 were the guest performers for the Week Two Quarterfinals Results Show, because, for the first time in show history, America’s Got Talent, felt at times like an out of control circus. Both Tyra Banks’ Golden Buzzer act, Light Balance, and escape artist Demian Aditya suffered […]

Variety spices up round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com A Word from the Publisher: What the heck is wrong with your voting, America? Instead of embracing variety, you chose to advance THREE acts under the age of 18? I do not understand why would you chose these acts which are not ready for prime time over seasoned professionals such as […]

A Conversation with Jessica Lynn

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Jessica Lynn to Jake’s Take. Born and raised in New York City, Jessica Lynn was raised in a musical family who encouraged her passion for music.  At 13-years-old, Jessica Lynn started writing songs and formed bands.  Eight years later, Ms. Lynn decided to pursue a […]

Grace VanderWaal returns to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I honestly believe that Grace VanderWaal is the reason why we saw so many young performers try out for America’s Got Talent this year. Grace VanderWaal’s Golden Buzzer audition has accumulated 68 million views on YouTube, amassed over 265,000 Twitter followers and 1.7 million Instagram followers. Also, Ms. VanderWaal’s debut EP, […]

Singers rule week one of “AGT: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After weeks of Judges’ Auditions, Judge Cuts, and plenty of Golden Buzzers, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 has landed at the Dolby Theatre. A bulk of the 12 acts that were featured on night one of the Season 12 Live Shows were singers. Now, I love singers…But I […]

Jake’s Take’s Favorite “AGT: Season 12” Acts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This Tuesday, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 finally goes live! The Top 33 (along with three unannounced Wild Card acts) will take the Dolby Theatre stage in the hope that their talents are enough to join Terry Fator, the Olate Dogs, Kenichi Ebina, Mat Franco, and Grace VanderWaal in the NBC […]

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