Country meets Rock & Roll on “Idol”

The "American Idol XIII" Top Six tackled two songs: one country and one rock and roll! (Photo property of Michael Becker)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This theme might be something out of Donny & Marie’s wheelhouse! The Final Six tackled two songs this week! At stake a trip to the finale and a recording contract! Who rocked to the top? Who might be … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with Jonathan Estabrooks

Jonathan Estabrooks

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One voice that you need to keep an ear out for is Jonathan Estabrooks. The Ottawa, Canada singer trained in opera and mastered multiple musical genres including classical and popular music. He … [Continue reading]

Shakira performs as “The Voice” reveals its Top 10

Shakira had a bittersweet night as she debuted "Empire" and said goodbye to one of her artists. (Photo property of NBC's Trae Patton)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the Top 12 took the stage to prove why they have some of the best voices in the country! While some rose to the challenge (Josh Kaufman, Tess Boyer and Sisaundra Lewis), others … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of April 21, 2014

Breathe Carolina Savages

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This week’s New Music Releases showcases a whole lot of alternative with sprinkles of Hip-hop and the Boss. Savages by Breathe Carolina The fourth studio album from the Denver, Colorado band marks a … [Continue reading]

Teams Blake, Shakira & Usher bring it for “The Voice: Season Six” live shows

The Voice Season Six Top 12

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After weeks of Blind Auditions and never-ending Battle Rounds, we have reached the Live Shows! Each artist had one chance to impress America tonight! Whoever are the Bottom Three … [Continue reading]

Young Cora returns on “Once Upon A Time”

Rose McGowan returned to "Once Upon A Time" to reveal more about Cora's past and decision to abandon Zelena. (Photo property of ABC's Jack Rowand)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the past couple of weeks, Zelena (Rebecca Mader) has made her presence known throughout Storybrooke. The Wicked Witch of the West (WWW) claimed that she is Cora’s daughter and Regina’s half-sister. Zelena … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On…The Voice: Season Six-Top 12

The Voice Season Six Team Blake

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Rejoice Voice fans! The Live Rounds begin Monday! Before the 12 remaining artists hit the stage and fight to inherit Tessanne Chin’s crown and sash, here are my rankings on all of the teams and which artist is … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with Tan

Tan A Summer to Remember

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Rising vocalist Tan is the latest artist to tackle The Five Question Challenge! Born in Penang, Malaysia, Tan began his musical journey by appearing on the first season of Astro Kid’s Talent Quest (the … [Continue reading]

“American Idol XIII” eliminated…(Spoiler Warning)

The "American Idol XIII" Top Seven were all smiles after the performance. But Ryan wiped their smiles off their face with the results. (Photo property of FOX's Michael Becker)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the Top Seven sang songs that their competitors picked for them! While some of the contestants continued to branch out from the pack, others showcased that they could be in danger of leaving the … [Continue reading]

“American Idol XIII”: The Top Seven pick songs for each other!

American Idol XIII Top 7

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the first time in the show’s history, the Top Seven picked songs for their competitors to sing! It would have been interesting to have this theme in earlier seasons…just imagine if Bo Bice, Adam Lambert … [Continue reading]

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