America’s Got Talent celebrates the holiday season

For the first time in America’s Got Talent history, the show celebrated the holidays! But could some of the talented alums from the past eleven seasons put a smile to the show’s resident grumpy Grinch, Simon Cowell’s face? Read on to find out: After Santa Nick had summoned the judges to the Dolby Theatre, Brian […]

Meet your second set of “America’s Got Talent: Season 11” finalists

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the second set of America’s Got Talent: Season 11 semifinalists took the Dolby Theatre stage by storm. I believe that there was a fine line between “not ready for prime time” and “ready for Las Vegas” and several of the semifinalists proved that not only willing to win the […]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 11” semifinals begin

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood; it’s Round One of the America’s Got Talent: Season 11 semifinals! Tonight, 11 acts fought for a place in the September finale! Which acts proved to judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel, that they were ready for the finale? Which […]

Recycled Percussion returns to “America’s Got Talent” for the final Season 11 quarterfinals results show

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Seven years ago, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based band took America’s Got Talent by storm. Recycled Percussion has grown leaps and bound since they took third place at the end of the fourth season.  They are one of the hottest acts on the Vegas strip as their successful show leapfrogged from venue […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Three

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed part two of my countdown? Click here to read it! This is it! Here are the ten greatest Reality TV performances of all-time:   #10-Candice Glover: “Lovesong” (American Idol, 2013) 2013 was a year of lasts for American Idol. It was the last year that Randy Jackson was on the […]

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 […]

Mat Franco & Paul Zerdin return home as “AGT: Season 11” reveals its first results!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the America’s Got Talent: Season 11 live shows began at their new home: The Dolby Theatre. Several acts (Hara, Jon Dorenbos, Jayna Brown, Musicality Vocal Group, Deadly Games, and Laura Bretan) “shifted into turbo” and delivered some of the most exciting performances from this season. Other acts such as […]

“AGT: Season 11” Goes Live!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After countless auditions and four celebrity-packed episodes of Judge Cuts, we are now down to 36 acts. In addition to the 9 Golden Buzzer acts, who received automatic golden tickets to the Season 11 party, 24 acts were invited by judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and […]

1D’s Louis Tomlinson concludes the “AGT: Season 11” Judge Cuts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Directioners, rejoice! Former One Direction member and Simon Cowell’s protégé, Louis Tomlinson, escaped the tabloids’ hot lights and arrived at the America’s Got Talent judges’ desk to join his mentor, Heidi, Mel B and Howie to determine the final seven acts who will perform at the Dolby Theatre for the Season […]

George Lopez visits “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Comedian George Lopez is the latest celebrity to visit America’s Got Talent. The actor, comedian, and former talk show host joined Simon, Heidi, Mel B and Howie at the Judges’ Desk for the third round of the Judges’ Cuts. Like previous guest judges Ne-Yo and Reba, George Lopez is armed with […]

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