Variety acts highlight round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Semifinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Variety acts have made America’s Got Talent stand out every year in the crowded world of talent competition shows.  But, after the way, things went down last week during the results show….America, we need to talk! A majority of the acts that you selected for next week’s finals…stink! Yes, singing ventriloquist […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of September 8 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first September 2017 edition of Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews!   Some of our favorite superstar acts have released new material, while several famous icons’ estates have released some interesting posthumous material. Also, Jake’s Take continues to rising artists that could make big waves in the music industry. […]

Jake’s Take: Happy 15th Birthday, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is celebrating its 15th anniversary season! Since September 2003, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has provided audiences worldwide with constant hours of laughter and dancing. Here are several moments from show history that has made this 59-time Emmy-winning talk show a television phenomenon. Ellen’s first phone conversation with […]

Jake’s Take: Whoopi’s Tenth Anniversary on The View

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Whoopi Goldberg will celebrate a significant milestone when ABC daytime talk show, The View, returns to the airwaves on Tuesday, September 5. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning actress and comedian will celebrate her tenth anniversary as The View moderator. Jake’s Take is celebrating Whoopi’s huge milestone by revealing our favorite […]

Mat Franco returns to “America’s Got Talent” for a magical results night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that it has been three years since Mat Franco became the first magician in history to win America’s Got Talent. Mat Franco bested countless acts such as friends to the blog: Emily West, Sons of Serendip, and Emil & Dariel, to win the $1,000,000 cash prize […]

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 […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (The End of August 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that August 25 is the final Friday of August 2017! This year has gone quicksilver fast, and there is still time for artists everywhere to release new music. In this edition, Jake’s Take highlights the fighters who faced numerous challenges along their respective journeys and how […]

Grace VanderWaal returns to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I honestly believe that Grace VanderWaal is the reason why we saw so many young performers try out for America’s Got Talent this year. Grace VanderWaal’s Golden Buzzer audition has accumulated 68 million views on YouTube, amassed over 265,000 Twitter followers and 1.7 million Instagram followers. Also, Ms. VanderWaal’s debut EP, […]

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 […]

A Night at the Theatre: On Your Feet

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com There are two women named Gloria that I have deep admiration for my mother, the outstanding Gloria Matzdorff Elyachar, and the impeccable Gloria Estefan.  In fact, it was my mom who introduced me to Mrs. Estefan’s iconic music when I was in Mrs. Sandy Porter’s third-grade class at Indian Valley Elementary […]

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