A familiar face returns for the second night of “The Voice: Season 11” Blind Auditions

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, The Voice kicked off its eleventh season as Adam and Blake welcomed new coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus! Tonight during the Blind Auditions, a recording artist who had a big break during the early 2000s came to audition for the coaches! Did they catch the attention of […]

The Top Eight Music-based Performances from “America’s Got Talent: Season 11”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America’s Got Talent: Season 11 will conclude on Wednesday, as host Nick Cannon will announce who is America’s next $1,000,000 act! Before any of the Top 10 take the Dolby Theatre stage for their final chance to impress America, here are Jake’s Take’s Top Eight music-based performances from this season. #8-Sal […]

Jake’s Take On: 9/11-15 Years Later

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “Where were you when…” is a very familiar phrase that can be used to refer to historical events. For my grandparents’ generation, it was “Where were you when Pearl Harbor happened?” or “When the Japanese surrendered?” For my parents, Gloria and Matthew Elyachar, and their generation, it was “Where were you […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews: Week of September 9, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first September 2016 edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We got a lot of ground to cover! So let’s get this party started. The Sting Variations by the Tierney Sutton Band Seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Tierney Sutton and her band kick off this edition with their latest studio […]

“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 […]

Jake’s Take Celebrates “The View’s” 20th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago, news icon Barbara Walters launched a show that has redefined daytime television. Jake’s Take looks back at some of the greatest moments from the past 19 seasons of the ABC talk show. The first episode (1997) On August 11, 1997, The View aired its very first episode. The […]

Meet your first set of “America’s Got Talent: Season 11” finalists

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the first set of America’s Got Talent: Season 11 semifinalists took the Dolby Theatre stage for their shot to appear in the finals! Several acts such as the Edgar Family Band, Jon Dorenbos, Malevo, and Musicality Vocal Group stepped up to the plate and gave some of their personal […]

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 5th Anniversary: The Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed Part One? Click here to read it!  Here’s a little fascinating fact about the artists that are featured in part two of my Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time.  I have interviewed ALL of these excellent performers! #20-Sharon Irving: “Glory” (America’s Got Talent, 2015) Sharon Irving kicks off […]

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