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 […]

Jake’s Take visits American Idol and his exclusive finalist interviews

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol has been a fixture in my life since I was in middle school! I have fond memories of watching the FOX singing competition turn ordinary people into household names.  I will always remember where I was when I watched Clay Aiken’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Circle of […]

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