Kelly Clarkson returns to “Idol” as the Top 10 are revealed

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the American Idol XV judges awarded Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon spaces in the final Idol Top 10. With four spots claimed, six spots are up for grabs and the remaining members of the Top 14 duked it out for the remaining spots.   In addition […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“American Idol” Top Four head home for a Hero’s welcome

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past couple of years, the American Idol hometown visits are a cornerstone to the show and a right of passage for every Idol semifinalist. Who doesn’t remember seeing Elliott Yamin’s emotional return to Richmond? How about seeing a sea of people filling up Kansas City Live at the Power […]

The dreaded Group Round rear its ugly head on “Idol”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol XIV kicked off its Hollywood Week last night! In a show first, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) asked 38 of their most memorable performers to perform in front of them one more time! A good chunk of them including Adam Ezegelian, Trevor Douglas, Savion […]

Keith Urban returns to “Idol” as the auditions head to Minnesota

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol hit a high note last week when the show visited my hometown of Kansas City and the Big Apple as it found superb singers to perform in its Hollywood Round. While it was great to see Adam Lambert temporarily join the panel in NYC, Keith Urban reunited with Jennifer […]

American Idol celebrates its 500th Episode!

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hundreds of thousands have auditioned for a chance to change their lives forever! 11 of the biggest names in the entertainment industry (Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.) granted thousands of tickets […]

Jason Mraz drops by “Idol” as the Final Five perform America’s picks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Remember a few months ago that 212 Idol hopefuls traveled to Hollywood but faced the “Hollywood or Home” Round? Fast-forward to April 30, where the five artists that survived that brutal round, now face one of the most crucial nights of voting! At stake, a step closer to inheriting Candice Glover’s […]

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