Grace VanderWaal returns to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I honestly believe that Grace VanderWaal is the reason why we saw so many young performers try out for America’s Got Talent this year. Grace VanderWaal’s Golden Buzzer audition has accumulated 68 million views on YouTube, amassed over 265,000 Twitter followers and 1.7 million Instagram followers. Also, Ms. VanderWaal’s debut EP, […]

Singers rule week one of “AGT: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After weeks of Judges’ Auditions, Judge Cuts, and plenty of Golden Buzzers, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 has landed at the Dolby Theatre. A bulk of the 12 acts that were featured on night one of the Season 12 Live Shows were singers. Now, I love singers…But I […]

Laverne Cox joins “America’s Got Talent” for nail biting round of Judges Cuts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Actress and LGBT activist Laverne Cox joined America’s Got Talent as the Season 12 Judge Cuts hit the halfway mark.  The Orange Is the New Black, and Rocky Horror star arrived just in time as a bulk of the acts tonight planned to go the extremes to make it to the […]

DJ Khaled visits “America’s Got Talent” for Round Two of Judge Cuts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Producer and music mogul DJ Khaled visited America’s Got Talent! He joined Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel at the Season 12 Judges’ Desk for the second round of Judges’ Cuts. Just like last week’s guest judge, Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled had the opportunity to give one lucky […]

“America’s Got Talent” welcomes new talent & host Tyra Banks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America’s Got Talent (AGT) is back, and the NBC talent competition has a new host: Ms. Tyra Banks. The America’s Next Top Model creator and host will help veteran judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, fellow supermodel and longtime friend Heidi Klum, and series creator Simon Cowell on their quest to find […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: NBC at 90

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, NBC (National Broadcasting Company) celebrates its 90th anniversary. The Paley Center for Media is saluting the Peacock Network for reaching this particular milestone.  But before actor Kelsey Grammer (Dr. Frasier Crane, Cheers & Frasier) hosts the celebration, Jake’s Take is saluting some of its favorite NBC shows of all-time. Meet […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Clairvoyants’ Thommy Ten & Amelie van Tass

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that the America’s Got Talent: Season 11 finale was just last week! One of my favorite acts that made it to the end was Thommy Ten and Amelie van Tass, who are also known as the Clairvoyants. Ever since their first audition, I became mesmerized […]

The “America’s Got Talent: Season 11” Top 10 duke it out for $1,000,000

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Thousands auditioned, but hundreds of acts were invited to face the America’s Got Talent (AGT) judges: Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and the first time in AGT history: show creator Simon Cowell. While only nine acts received the Golden Buzzer, several performers have built passionate fan bases, and they have […]

The Top Eight Music-based Performances from “America’s Got Talent: Season 11”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America’s Got Talent: Season 11 will conclude on Wednesday, as host Nick Cannon will announce who is America’s next $1,000,000 act! Before any of the Top 10 take the Dolby Theatre stage for their final chance to impress America, here are Jake’s Take’s Top Eight music-based performances from this season. #8-Sal […]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 11” Semifinalists make their case

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America, you disappointed me last week! By voting through Grace Vanderwaal and Laura Bretan, you sent home two acts who should have been standing in the winner’s circle (Malevo and Musicality Vocal Group). Grace felt the pressure of the unorthodoxly high expectations during her third performance, while Laura won another Got […]

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