Jake’s Take: Thank you, American Idol!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, American Idol will air its final episode. The FOX singing juggernaut has been a part of my life since I was an eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas.  Ok, I missed the great Kelly versus Justin battle during the summer of 2002, but thanks to my mother, […]

The Top 10 Best American Idol Season 15 performances

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that American Idol will crown its final winner on Thursday. Before we find out if La’Porsha Renae, Trent Harmon or Dalton Rapattoni will be the bookend to Kelly Clarkson, Jake’s Take looks at the ten best performances from the FOX Singing Competition’s final year.   10-MacKenzie […]

A Conversation with Rayvon Owen

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As American Idol, the long-running FOX singing competition heads into the sunset; many artists have returned to the show that helped launch their careers to participate in its final season. Between Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks and Kris Allen assisting the producers during the final Idol auditions and Caleb Johnson, Chris […]

America, meet the “American Idol XV” Top 14

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com We are now down to the Final American Idol Top 14! Tonight, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban) had the power to only advance four hopefuls, while the rest for forced to sing for America’s votes! Which artists were moved into the Top 10? Who had to […]

Fan-favorites return home as “American Idol” begins its Top 24 Round

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the American Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) picked out the final Top 24! Tonight, 12 singers (MacKenzie Bourg, Jordan Sasser, La’Porsha Renae, James VIII, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Jenna Renae, Emily Brooke, Thomas Stringfellow, Stephany Negrete and Avalon Young) sang for […]

“American Idol’s” Final Solo Night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the American Idol XV hopefuls arrived in Los Angeles for the FOX singing competition’s “final” Hollywood Week. As the contestants faced the Lines of 10 and Group Day, judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban slimed the hopefuls down to a couple lucky contestants. Tonight, the remaining […]

The Final “American Idol” Hollywood Week begins!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past two weeks, the Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban) handed out countless golden tickets to hopefuls who wanted to be the bookend to Kelly Clarkson. However, the judges can only take 24 singers to Idol’s final live shows! In order for the judges to […]

A Conversation with Jessica Sanchez

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Jessica Sanchez to Jake’s Take. Since she was 10-years-old, Ms. Sanchez has blown worldwide audiences away thanks to her appearances on Showtime on the Apollo’s Kid Stars of Tomorrow and the first season of America’s Got Talent in 2006. But, it was not until […]

“American Idol” returns to Denver & Little Rock for their final auditions

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com So far this season, hundreds of hopefuls have auditioned to be the final American Idol. But, in order to get to Hollywood, the aspiring singers must go through the producers and Idol alums such as Kris Allen, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks before they are worthy to face the […]

A Conversation with Haley Reinhart

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is an honor to welcome Haley Reinhart to Jake’s Take! Haley was one of the lucky singers to make to the Judges’ Round of American Idol’s tenth anniversary season. After charming Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler with her covers of Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’” and the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling,” […]

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