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 Taylor Williamson

I am delighted to welcome comedian Taylor Williamson to Jake’s Take. After getting started in stand-up comedy while he was finishing up high school, Taylor’s unique brand of comedy caught the attention of numerous television shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (where he set the record for the youngest comic to appear […]

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 […]

The 12 Greatest Talent Competition Judges of All-Time

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Article originally was written: April 6, 2016; Updated on May 29, 2016) Starting this Tuesday, America’s Got Talent creator Simon Cowell will join Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B at the AGT judges table for the NBC talent competition’s eleventh season! In honor of Mr. Cowell’s return of judging […]

Jake’s Take: 10 More People Who Deserve Kennedy Center Honors

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Every year, I look forward to watching the Kennedy Center Honors (KCH)! This year, I am extremely excited to see George Lucas, Rita Moreno and Carole King (an artist who was on last year’s inaugural “10 People Who Deserve Kennedy Center Honors” article) join entertainment icons such as Aretha Franklin, Barbra […]

An all-star cast celebrates the end of “AGT’s” 10th Anniversary Season

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the America’s Got Talent: Season 10 Top 10 took the Radio City Music Hall stage one final time to prove that they had what it takes to win $1,000,000! So who won? Which celebrities joined the Top 10 in epic duets? Read on to find out… Up first, the […]

Frontrunners Drew Lynch, Oz Pearlman and Siro-A take charge of Week 1 of “AGT” Semifinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com After three impressive quarterfinal rounds, it is time to for the Semifinals! At this stage of the game, I could divide the acts into a couple of different categories: sure thing finalists (Drew Lynch, Oz Pearlman, Siro-A, Samantha Johnson and the CraigLewis Band), middle of the pack acts [that might be […]

It’s “All About the Judges” on “AGT” results show

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the final set of AGT quarterfinalists performed on the Radio City Music Hall stage. Some acts like Alicia Michilli, Freelusion, Metal Mulisha Fitz Army and Oz Pearlman delivered spectacular performances; others like Benjamin Yonattan and the Selected of God Choir soared and inspired the nation. Unfortunately, DADitute became the […]

Emily West and William Close return to “AGT”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two of my favorite music acts that appeared on America’s Got Talent are William Close and the Earth Harp Collective (Season Seven) and Emily West (Season Nine). Tonight, they came home just in time as host Nick Cannon revealed the results of America’s votes. Did your favorites make it? Which acts […]

Mat Franco returns home to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last year, magician Mat Franco’s life was forever changed as he beat out Emily West, AcroArmy, Quintavious Johnson and thousands of hopefuls to win the $1,000,000 prize. Since his win, Mat joined fellow AGT alums Terry Fator, Recycled Percussion and the Jabbawockeez as the only alums to have a headlining show […]

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