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” Top Four head home for a Hero’s welcome

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past couple of years, the American Idol hometown visits are a cornerstone to the show and a right of passage for every Idol semifinalist. Who doesn’t remember seeing Elliott Yamin’s emotional return to Richmond? How about seeing a sea of people filling up Kansas City Live at the Power […]

“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 […]

“American Idol XIV” cuts four as the Top Eight guys sing for their lives.

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, American Idol arrived in Detroit for the start of the 2015 Top 24 Semifinals. Several standouts began to grow their wings and delivered fantastic performances, while others looked like lost deer and belonged on the stage of “Local College’s Got Talent.” Who did America say goodbye to tonight? Which […]

The “Idol” Top 12 Guys take Detroit by storm

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Attention, American Idol viewers! The power is now in your hands. The American Idol XIV Top 24 headed to Detroit for a two-week road trip to perform in front of judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban and for a place in next week’s Top 16. Tonight, the Top […]

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