Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: The Top 30 Female Singers Discovered on Reality TV-Part One

For most of my life, I have watched talent competition television shows. I loved seeing ordinary people chase their dreams and become music superstars. In this new Jake’s Take: Fifth Anniversary series, I will salute the fine men and women who were discovered on Reality TV and made an impact on popular culture. I spent […]

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Jake’s Take: The Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016-Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Did you miss Part One? Click on the link. Here is the conclusion of Jake’s Take’s annual Top 20 Reality TV Performances of 2016!   #10: Sundance Head- “The Climb” (The Voice USA: Season 11) Team Blake’s Sundance Head kicks off our countdown with his compelling interpretation of Miley Cyrus’ “The […]

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 […]

Jake’s Take visits American Idol and his exclusive finalist interviews

American Idol has been a fixture in my life since I was in middle school! I have fond memories of watching the FOX singing competition turn ordinary people into household names.  I will always remember where I was when I watched Clay Aiken’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Circle of Life,” Bo Bice’s “Badlands,” […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

The Final “American Idol” Hollywood Week begins!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past two weeks, the Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez & Keith Urban) handed out countless golden tickets to hopefuls who wanted to be the bookend to Kelly Clarkson. However, the judges can only take 24 singers to Idol’s final live shows! In order for the judges to […]

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