Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Branden + James at 54 Below

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Musical aficionados gathered at New York City’s Feinstein’s 54 Below to see Branden + James (tenor Branden James and his husband, cellist James Clark) perform. Individually, both men have impeccable accomplishments.  Branden was a finalist on America’s Got Talent: Season Eight and worked with the 12 Tenors.  Meanwhile, James accompanied Olivia […]

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

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, three seasons of The X Factor USA (please bring back this show, FOX […]

New Music Releases: Week of August 15, 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, we have an all-star group of Jake’s Take favorites and Top 40 darlings. So without further ado, let’s get this party started!   All For You by Emily West Last year, I became an immediate fan of songstress Emily West […]

A Conversation with Branden James

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Classical-crossover singer Branden James had one of the best auditions on a Reality TV competition show this year. His audition on America’s Got Talent received over 528,000 views on YouTube and propelled him to be one of the most powerful male vocalists that has ever appeared on the show. But before […]

The Nine Rising Stars of 2013

By: Jacob Elyachar As we get closer to the holiday season, I want to salute nine outstanding performers who really stood out to audiences around the world! Without further ado…here is Jake’s Take’s Rising Stars of 2013:   Candice Glover (American Idol: Season 12) American Idol’s latest leading lady proved that the third time was […]

Meet the AGT Finale Class of 2013

By: Jacob Elyachar Last night, the Final 12 performed for six spots in the America’s Got Talent: Season Eight finale. Countless of favorites stood out, while nerves got to some of the acts. But whom DID YOU vote for…. America? The America’s Got Talent recap starts here! Before we got to the crucial results, the […]

AGT has its first results show at Radio City Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar Last night, the first group of quarterfinalists made their Radio City Music Hall debuts! Some of them soared to the heavens and mesmerized audiences.  Unfortunately, others hit sour notes and received tough love from the show’s judges Howard Stern, Mel B, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum. Only four acts were advanced to […]

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