The Top 10 Best American Idol Season 15 performances

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that American Idol will crown its final winner on Thursday. Before we find out if La’Porsha Renae, Trent Harmon or Dalton Rapattoni will be the bookend to Kelly Clarkson, Jake’s Take looks at the ten best performances from the FOX Singing Competition’s final year.   10-MacKenzie […]

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

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 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 […]

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 […]

12 more artists sing for “American Idol” glory

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the first half of the American Idol XV Top 24 performed! However, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) only saved Mackenzie Bourg, Jeneve Rose Mitchel, Sonika Vaid, Gianna Isabella, Avalon Young, Thomas Stringfellow and La’Porsha Renae and advanced to the Final 14. Tonight, 12 more […]

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 […]

“American Idol” heads to Little Rock & San Fran

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The American Idol farewell season auditions continue! Tonight, Ryan and judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban returned to San Francisco for one final time and paid a stop to Little Rock, Arkansas in their search to find the bookend to Kelly Clarkson’s legacy. Who showed potential and might […]

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