Jake’s Take Podcast Exclusive: Emil & Dariel

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

For the first time in seven years, cello rock duo Emil & Dariel made their way back to the Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar platform.

The brothers first became noticed when their live performance of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” became a viral video sensation on YouTube. After that, the duo auditioned for the ninth season of NBC’s long-running talent competition America’s Got Talent (AGT). Their initial audition received over 3.3 million YouTube views and a standing ovation from veteran AGT judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum and former judges Howard Stern and Mel B. 

Emil & Dariel became part of the Season Nine acts that had the opportunity to perform in front of the nation at Radio City Music Hall, where their covers of songs such as “Satisfaction” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” gave audiences chills. While they were eliminated at the end of the Top 12, Emil & Dariel continued their musical journey. 

The duo released a studio album, Rock Cellos, in 2015 and a live extended play in 2016, which showcased their takes on iconic songs such as “Crazy Train,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “Live & Let Die,” and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” They also shared the stage with many superstars such as Apocalyptica, Flo Rida, Kellie Pickler, Robin Thicke, will.i.am, and 2CELLOS. 

In the first exclusive podcast interview of 2023, Emil & Dariel opened up about their experience on America’s Got Talent: All-Starsincluding their reaction to Simon Cowell’s harsh commentary. They also spoke about how their fans, fellow musicians, and healthcare professionals rallied around them. 

For more information about Emil & Dariel, visit their website.

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