“American Idol XIV” Top 12 goes “Back to the Beginning!”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ladies and Gentlemen! This is it! Tonight, after months of auditions, Hollywood Week and showcases at the House of Blues and performances at the Fillmore Detroit, American Idol XIV introduced this season’s Top 12, which included two deserving candidates that grabbed the two Wild Card slots. Which of your favorites […]

The “American Idol XIV” girls conclude “Motown Idol” week

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the Top Eight guys were revealed! While fan-favorites Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani and Rayvon Owen were declared safe and delivered exciting performances, some how the fans were manipulated into voting Daniel Seavey (who has no business being in there in the first place) to the Top Eight. […]

“American Idol XIV” cuts four as the Top Eight guys sing for their lives.

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, American Idol arrived in Detroit for the start of the 2015 Top 24 Semifinals. Several standouts began to grow their wings and delivered fantastic performances, while others looked like lost deer and belonged on the stage of “Local College’s Got Talent.” Who did America say goodbye to tonight? Which […]

The “Idol” Top 12 Guys take Detroit by storm

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Attention, American Idol viewers! The power is now in your hands. The American Idol XIV Top 24 headed to Detroit for a two-week road trip to perform in front of judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban and for a place in next week’s Top 16. Tonight, the Top […]

“American Idol XIV” continues its Hollywood Week

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome back to American Idol’s Hollywood Week! For 13 years, this crucial week is where the greatest talent rises from the pack and proves themselves worthy for a spot in the Top 24. After singing for their lives on the first solo day, the remaining contestants had to endure Hollywood Week’s […]

The dreaded Group Round rear its ugly head on “Idol”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol XIV kicked off its Hollywood Week last night! In a show first, the judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) asked 38 of their most memorable performers to perform in front of them one more time! A good chunk of them including Adam Ezegelian, Trevor Douglas, Savion […]

Hollywood Week begins on “Idol”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com So far this season, Idol viewers have seen the judges give out hundreds of Golden Tickets to aspiring superstars…who want their shot to sing on the same stage that made Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert stars! Now, the competition really begins as over […]

“Idol” Season 14 auditions winds down in San Fran

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the eighth time in the show’s history, American Idol traveled to San Francisco! Throughout the next two nights, viewers will learn which artists Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban picked for Hollywood! So…which artists stole night one? Read on to find out… Up first to face the […]

Keith Urban returns to “Idol” as the auditions head to Minnesota

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com American Idol hit a high note last week when the show visited my hometown of Kansas City and the Big Apple as it found superb singers to perform in its Hollywood Round. While it was great to see Adam Lambert temporarily join the panel in NYC, Keith Urban reunited with Jennifer […]

New Music Releases-Week of May 5, 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com New Music Releases is back with some of Jake’s Take’s favorite artists! Corazon by Santana Corazon marks Santana’s 22nd studio album! I am so happy that they stuck with their Latin rock roots. Between the impeccable guest artists (Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Pitbull and Ziggy Marley) to the outstanding arrangements featuring […]

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