Jake’s Take: “America’s Got Talent: Season 13” Judge Cuts Wish List

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This coming Tuesday, the America’s Got Talent: Season 12 Judge Cuts conclude as Heidi Klum welcomes her ex-husband, Seal, to the show. Over the past two seasons, AGT has seen some incredible guest judges such as George Lopez, Marlon Wayans, Neil Patrick Harris, Reba, and former judge Piers Morgan put […]

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

Missed reading part two of this series? Click here to read it! This is it! Here are the ten female singers whose spectacular voices not only shaped singing competitions but also played a significant role in inspiring people to pursue a career in the music industry. #10: Gerphil-Geraldine Flores (Asia’s Got Talent: Season One) Pack […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Three

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed part two of my countdown? Click here to read it! This is it! Here are the ten greatest Reality TV performances of all-time:   #10-Candice Glover: “Lovesong” (American Idol, 2013) 2013 was a year of lasts for American Idol. It was the last year that Randy Jackson was on the […]

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 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 […]

A Conversation with Jessica Sanchez

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Jessica Sanchez to Jake’s Take. Since she was 10-years-old, Ms. Sanchez has blown worldwide audiences away thanks to her appearances on Showtime on the Apollo’s Kid Stars of Tomorrow and the first season of America’s Got Talent in 2006. But, it was not until […]

A Conversation with Haley Reinhart

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is an honor to welcome Haley Reinhart to Jake’s Take! Haley was one of the lucky singers to make to the Judges’ Round of American Idol’s tenth anniversary season. After charming Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler with her covers of Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’” and the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling,” […]

Jake’s Take Previews 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Happy 2016! This will be a huge year for pop culture. Here are some of the events that will make a huge impact on the entertainment world in 2016. American Idol’s final season For 14 years, the ground breaking American Idol has been making transforming ordinary Americans into household names. Kelly […]

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