New Music Releases: Week of February 3, 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tired of all the heavy winter storms? Hopefully, this edition of New Music Releases will warm you up! Salute by Little Mix The British girl band is back with their sophomore album.  I am really impressed with the ladies because all four members of the X Factor UK winning group wrote […]

The Five Question Challenge with Carly Jamison

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Carly Jamison to Jake’s Take. This Do-It-Yourself New Yorker dominated the Internet with several homemade recordings under the name: A Girl and A Guitar.  These recordings caught the attention of Nashville producer Tres Sasser, who helped Carly continue to expand her strong melodies and […]

Jake’s Take Ranks The Voice: Season Five-Top Six

  By: Jacob Elyachar, Jakes-take.com Last night, The Voice: Season Five Top Six were revealed! Here are my thoughts on who might make the finale and who should be sent home next week. 1. Matthew Schuler (Team Christina) Since his impeccable Blind Audition (all four chairs turned 12 seconds into the audition), many fans have […]

Jake’s Take On…The State of Competitive Reality TV Shows

By: Jacob Elyachar Eleven years ago, a little show called American Idol premiered on FOX. It changed the way we watched television. People could live out their dreams of becoming a superstar by just auditioning for the classic line-up of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Fast forward to now as the world of […]

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