Jake’s Take-The 30 Greatest Talents that “American Idol” Discovered-Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com In four days, American Idol will air its final auditions! I have watched Idol since Season Two (2003) and professionally reviewed the show since Season 11 (2012) and one thing that keeps me coming back to the FOX singing competition is the show’s ability to transform ordinary people into household names […]

The Top Two duke it out for the “American Idol” title

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the past 13 years, I always look forward to watching the American Idol finale. The final stage of the FOX singing competition (which ends its course on May 2016) always delivers impeccable milestone performances. Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This,” Clay Aiken’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Fantasia’s “Dreams,” Adam Lambert’s […]

“American Idol” heads back to the 1980s

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s been a while since I last recapped American Idol, so here is a quick fresher-upper: Quaasim Middleton almost joined Sarina-Joi Crowe in the elimination club, but thanks to the timely efforts of the judges…he was saved! Now, with the Judges’ save gone…everyone must step up to the plate! Tonight, two […]

“American Idol XIV” Top 12 goes “Back to the Beginning!”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ladies and Gentlemen! This is it! Tonight, after months of auditions, Hollywood Week and showcases at the House of Blues and performances at the Fillmore Detroit, American Idol XIV introduced this season’s Top 12, which included two deserving candidates that grabbed the two Wild Card slots. Which of your favorites […]

The “American Idol XIV” girls conclude “Motown Idol” week

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the Top Eight guys were revealed! While fan-favorites Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani and Rayvon Owen were declared safe and delivered exciting performances, some how the fans were manipulated into voting Daniel Seavey (who has no business being in there in the first place) to the Top Eight. […]

It’s ladies night on “American Idol XIV”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the American Idol XIV guys took the Fillmore stage and created memorable performances. I have a good feeling that this will be an easy task for half of the Idol Top 12 Ladies! So, which ladies impressed judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban tonight? Who might […]

“American Idol XIV” continues its Hollywood Week

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome back to American Idol’s Hollywood Week! For 13 years, this crucial week is where the greatest talent rises from the pack and proves themselves worthy for a spot in the Top 24. After singing for their lives on the first solo day, the remaining contestants had to endure Hollywood Week’s […]

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