“America’s Got Talent: Season 12” finalists square off

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a veteran fan and recap analyst of the NBC talent competition, I am very disappointed with the America’s Got Talent: Season 12 finalists. There are SIX singing related acts in the Season 12 finals! While I love singers, some of these singers are average at best (I am looking at […]

Ladies & Gentlemen-meet your final five “AGT: Season 12” finalists

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the 11 remaining semi-finalists took the Dolby Theatre by storm to become Season 12 finalists! Several variety acts including mentalist Colin Cloud, dancer Merrick Hanna, acrobatic dance group Diavolo, and light-up dance crew (and Tyra Banks’ Golden Buzzer) Light Balance stole the show! Meanwhile, Kechi and Mandy Harvey faced […]

Variety acts highlight round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Semifinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Variety acts have made America’s Got Talent stand out every year in the crowded world of talent competition shows.  But, after the way, things went down last week during the results show….America, we need to talk! A majority of the acts that you selected for next week’s finals…stink! Yes, singing ventriloquist […]

The Clairvoyants return to “America’s Got Talent” as finalists are revealed

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Last year, The Clairvoyants’ Thommy Tan and Amelie van Tass took the world by storm as they took mentalism to a whole another level of excellence. Throughout each stage of the competition, Thommy and Amelie blew the judges and audiences away with their impeccable routines that landed them in the […]

The Season 12 semifinals begin on “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s the Season 12 Semifinals! Tonight, the first group of 11 semi-finalists duked it out for a place in the Season 12 Finale. Who made the Dolby Theatre audience cheer? Who impressed Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel?  Plus, who were the two lucky Wild Card acts that […]

Mat Franco returns to “America’s Got Talent” for a magical results night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that it has been three years since Mat Franco became the first magician in history to win America’s Got Talent. Mat Franco bested countless acts such as friends to the blog: Emily West, Sons of Serendip, and Emil & Dariel, to win the $1,000,000 cash prize […]

Voices and wild cards headline final round of “AGT: Season 12’” quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As a longtime viewer and recap columnist of America’s Got Talent, it has been very hard for me to watch this season. There have been numerous kid acts that have been voted through by the American public like never before.  While dancer Merrick Hanna, ventriloquist Darci Lynn, and nine-year-old phenom Angelica […]

Grace VanderWaal returns to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I honestly believe that Grace VanderWaal is the reason why we saw so many young performers try out for America’s Got Talent this year. Grace VanderWaal’s Golden Buzzer audition has accumulated 68 million views on YouTube, amassed over 265,000 Twitter followers and 1.7 million Instagram followers. Also, Ms. VanderWaal’s debut EP, […]

Singers rule week one of “AGT: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After weeks of Judges’ Auditions, Judge Cuts, and plenty of Golden Buzzers, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 has landed at the Dolby Theatre. A bulk of the 12 acts that were featured on night one of the Season 12 Live Shows were singers. Now, I love singers…But I […]

Seal reunites with Heidi Klum as “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Judge Cuts conclude

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the final round of America’s Got Talent: Season 12 Judge Cuts, Heidi Klum recruited one performer who she thought knew the entertainment industry very well: her ex-husband-Seal. I believe that Heidi had an excellent idea bringing Seal to this show. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and […]

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