Jake’s Take’s Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016-Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s hard to believe that 2016 is ending in less than one month. This was a monumental year in performance-based Reality TV. American Idol took its final bow; Simon Cowell became the head judge on three TV shows, and Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus became the first two female coaches to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Top Eight sing “The American Idol Songbook”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Riddle me this, readers! What do “Eleanor Rigby,” “(PYT) Pretty Young Thing,” “A Broken Wing,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Stand By Me,” “I Have Nothing,” “Come Together” & “Let It Be” have in common? The answer: they are the most performed songs in American Idol history! Tonight, the Top Eight dove […]

“American Idol” Top 10 transforms into the Top Eight with Demi Lovato

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If (and when) American Idol receives a reboot, I hope that 19 Entertainment or any production company has Kelly Clarkson has a judge. Kelly’s presence clearly helped several members of the Top 10 soar like eagles (look up La’Porsha Renae’s “Diamonds” and Sonika Vaid’s “Bring Me to Life” if you need […]

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 […]

12 more artists sing for “American Idol” glory

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the first half of the American Idol XV Top 24 performed! However, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) only saved Mackenzie Bourg, Jeneve Rose Mitchel, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Avalon Young, Thomas Stringfellow and La’Porsha Renae and advanced to the Final 14. Tonight, 12 more […]

Ladies & Gentlemen: Meet Your “American Idol XV” Top 24

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it, ladies and gentlemen! Tonight, the American Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) introduced fans to the final contestants who will hopefully join Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Haley Reinhart, Jessica Sanchez, Candice Glover and Clark Beckham […]

“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” heads to Little Rock & San Fran

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The American Idol farewell season auditions continue! Tonight, Ryan and judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban returned to San Francisco for one final time and paid a stop to Little Rock, Arkansas in their search to find the bookend to Kelly Clarkson’s legacy. Who showed potential and might […]

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