Jake’s Take: Thank you, American Idol!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, American Idol will air its final episode. The FOX singing juggernaut has been a part of my life since I was an eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas.  Ok, I missed the great Kelly versus Justin battle during the summer of 2002, but thanks to my mother, […]

The Top Eight sing “The American Idol Songbook”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Riddle me this, readers! What do “Eleanor Rigby,” “(PYT) Pretty Young Thing,” “A Broken Wing,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Stand By Me,” “I Have Nothing,” “Come Together” & “Let It Be” have in common? The answer: they are the most performed songs in American Idol history! Tonight, the Top Eight dove […]

A Conversation with Rayvon Owen

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As American Idol, the long-running FOX singing competition heads into the sunset; many artists have returned to the show that helped launch their careers to participate in its final season. Between Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks and Kris Allen assisting the producers during the final Idol auditions and Caleb Johnson, Chris […]

“American Idol” Top 10 transforms into the Top Eight with Demi Lovato

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If (and when) American Idol receives a reboot, I hope that 19 Entertainment or any production company has Kelly Clarkson has a judge. Kelly’s presence clearly helped several members of the Top 10 soar like eagles (look up La’Porsha Renae’s “Diamonds” and Sonika Vaid’s “Bring Me to Life” if you need […]

Kelly Clarkson returns to “Idol” as the Top 10 are revealed

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the American Idol XV judges awarded Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon spaces in the final Idol Top 10. With four spots claimed, six spots are up for grabs and the remaining members of the Top 14 duked it out for the remaining spots.   In addition […]

America, meet the “American Idol XV” Top 14

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com We are now down to the Final American Idol Top 14! Tonight, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban) had the power to only advance four hopefuls, while the rest for forced to sing for America’s votes! Which artists were moved into the Top 10? Who had to […]

“American Idol” alums return home to duet with the next generation

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the remaining members of the American Idol Top 24 took their cases to the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) on why they should be in the Final 14. Some artists soared and might be advanced to the live rounds, others faltered and had their dreams […]

12 more artists sing for “American Idol” glory

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the first half of the American Idol XV Top 24 performed! However, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) only saved Mackenzie Bourg, Jeneve Rose Mitchel, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Avalon Young, Thomas Stringfellow and La’Porsha Renae and advanced to the Final 14. Tonight, 12 more […]

Fan-favorites return home as “American Idol” begins its Top 24 Round

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the American Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) picked out the final Top 24! Tonight, 12 singers (MacKenzie Bourg, Jordan Sasser, La’Porsha Renae, James VIII, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Jenna Renae, Emily Brooke, Thomas Stringfellow, Stephany Negrete and Avalon Young) sang for […]

Ladies & Gentlemen: Meet Your “American Idol XV” Top 24

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it, ladies and gentlemen! Tonight, the American Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) introduced fans to the final contestants who will hopefully join Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Haley Reinhart, Jessica Sanchez, Candice Glover and Clark Beckham […]

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