How to improve “America’s Got Talent” for Season 13 & beyond

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As DARCI LYNNE FARMER celebrates her victory and prepares to headline the show’s America’s Got Talent Live, producers will be hard at work organizing the Season 13 auditions. But I honestly believe that Simon, Jason Raff, and the America’s Got Talent production team should be fine tuning the show and making […]

The 12 Greatest Talent Competition Judges of All-Time

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Article originally was written: April 6, 2016; Updated on May 29, 2016) Starting this Tuesday, America’s Got Talent creator Simon Cowell will join Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B at the AGT judges table for the NBC talent competition’s eleventh season! In honor of Mr. Cowell’s return of judging […]

Piers Morgan returns to “AGT” as the Judges’ Cuts conclude

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com When America’s Got Talent debuted 10 years ago, a British journalist named Piers Morgan joined Brandy and David Hasselhoff on the inaugural judges’ panel. Throughout the six seasons that he was on the panel, Piers was the judge that almost every act dreaded as he became infamous for hitting his buzzer […]

A Conversation with Barbara Padilla

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is such a joy to welcome one of my all-time favorite popera songbirds to Jake’s Take. Soprano Barbara Padilla first came into the public eye when she delivered a powerful cover of the opera standard “O Mio Babbino Caro” during the America’s Got Talent: Season Four Houston auditions. After […]

Jake’s Take: Potential replacements for Howard Stern on “AGT”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hate to break it to you, America’s Got Talent fans…but after this season, the King of All Media is leaving the show! Howard Stern broke the news to his Sirius Radio listeners that he will leave the table as soon as the winner is crowned. Jake’s Take has some casting suggestions […]

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