Jake’s Take: The Top 10 “America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzer moments (so far)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com My favorite summer talent competition is back! America’s Got Talent (AGT) is returning Tuesday to NBC for its 12th season! Also making a splash for the fourth season in the row is the Golden Buzzer. For the past three years, the Golden Buzzer has the power to change any act’s life […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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