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 […]

Jake’s Take: Happy 15th Birthday, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is celebrating its 15th anniversary season! Since September 2003, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has provided audiences worldwide with constant hours of laughter and dancing. Here are several moments from show history that has made this 59-time Emmy-winning talk show a television phenomenon. Ellen’s first phone conversation with […]

Jake’s Take: Whoopi’s Tenth Anniversary on The View

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Whoopi Goldberg will celebrate a significant milestone when ABC daytime talk show, The View, returns to the airwaves on Tuesday, September 5. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-winning actress and comedian will celebrate her tenth anniversary as The View moderator. Jake’s Take is celebrating Whoopi’s huge milestone by revealing our favorite […]

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 […]

Circus 1903 headlines “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Results Show

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is appropriate that Circus 1903 were the guest performers for the Week Two Quarterfinals Results Show, because, for the first time in show history, America’s Got Talent, felt at times like an out of control circus. Both Tyra Banks’ Golden Buzzer act, Light Balance, and escape artist Demian Aditya suffered […]

Variety spices up round two of “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com A Word from the Publisher: What the heck is wrong with your voting, America? Instead of embracing variety, you chose to advance THREE acts under the age of 18? I do not understand why would you chose these acts which are not ready for prime time over seasoned professionals such as […]

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, […]

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