“America’s Got Talent: Season 12” finalists square off

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a veteran fan and recap analyst of the NBC talent competition, I am very disappointed with the America’s Got Talent: Season 12 finalists. There are SIX singing related acts in the Season 12 finals! While I love singers, some of these singers are average at best (I am looking at […]

Voices and wild cards headline final round of “AGT: Season 12’” quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a longtime viewer and recap columnist of America’s Got Talent, it has been very hard for me to watch this season. There have been numerous kid acts that have been voted through by the American public like never before.  While dancer Merrick Hanna, ventriloquist Darci Lynn, and nine-year-old phenom Angelica […]

Variety spices up round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com A Word from the Publisher: What the heck is wrong with your voting, America? Instead of embracing variety, you chose to advance THREE acts under the age of 18? I do not understand why would you chose these acts which are not ready for prime time over seasoned professionals such as […]

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 […]

The “America’s Got Talent: Season 11” champion is crowned!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! Tonight, America’s Got Talent awarded its $1,000,000 grand prize to the nation’s next big act at the Dolby Theatre. Was history made this evening? Did another Golden Buzzer act win?  Read on to find out… After Nick had introduced the Top 10 and the judges, the show took […]

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” 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 […]

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 […]

iLuminate returns to “AGT” with Fitz & The Tantrums

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the greatest acts in America’s Got Talent (AGT) history returned home tonight! Since their first audition in Season Six, Team iLuminate’s excellent combination of technology, dance, and music blew audiences away, and their performances took them all the way to the Season Six finale, where they took home third […]

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 […]

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