“American Idol” Top Four head home for a Hero’s welcome

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past couple of years, the American Idol hometown visits are a cornerstone to the show and a right of passage for every Idol semifinalist. Who doesn’t remember seeing Elliott Yamin’s emotional return to Richmond? How about seeing a sea of people filling up Kansas City Live at the Power […]

Keith Urban returns to “Idol” as the auditions head to Minnesota

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol hit a high note last week when the show visited my hometown of Kansas City and the Big Apple as it found superb singers to perform in its Hollywood Round. While it was great to see Adam Lambert temporarily join the panel in NYC, Keith Urban reunited with Jennifer […]

Adam Lambert returns as “Idol” heads to J.Lo’s hometown

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com So far this season, we had the show reveal its Top 24 way before the auditions and now we have our first Idol alum guest judge! Standout Season Eight finalist Adam Lambert joined Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. at the judges’ table, as American Idol headed to the Bronx…the “Booty” […]

“American Idol” kicks off its 14th season in Nashville!

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 13 years ago, a television show took the nation (and the world by storm)! Along the way, this show transformed several singers such as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, David Cook, Adam Lambert, Haley Reinhart, Jessica Sanchez, Angie Miller and Caleb Johnson into household […]

American Idol celebrates its 500th Episode!

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hundreds of thousands have auditioned for a chance to change their lives forever! 11 of the biggest names in the entertainment industry (Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.) granted thousands of tickets […]

Jason Mraz drops by “Idol” as the Final Five perform America’s picks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Remember a few months ago that 212 Idol hopefuls traveled to Hollywood but faced the “Hollywood or Home” Round? Fast-forward to April 30, where the five artists that survived that brutal round, now face one of the most crucial nights of voting! At stake, a step closer to inheriting Candice Glover’s […]

Randy Jackson returns as the “American Idol XIII” ladies experience Rush Week

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Out of the thousands of hopefuls that tried out…only 31 artists are still standing and  ready for America’s votes. However, before they got to sing one note…the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) eliminated five boys and five girls from the competition. So who went home early and […]

Idol’s Top Eight Pay Homage to the Motor City

By: Jacob Elyachar Tonight, the eight remaining contestants tackled the songs of Detroit. Who made the Detroit icons proud?  Were the judges a little harsher this week after Jimmy Iovine’s truth bombs? Read on to find out…. Up first was frontrunner Candice Glover.  She made guest mentor Smokey Robinson cry when the Motown icon saw […]

Hollywood Week begins on American Idol

By: Jacob Elyachar Over the course of the season, the American Idol judges (Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj) gave out 295 Golden tickets. This week, all of the contestants have descended to Hollywood for the next round of competition. In an Idol first, the contestants have been divided by gender.  The […]

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