Jill O'Rourke
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Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

Kelly Clarkson Cries As Family Bonds With Adopted Son’s Birth Father

There have been some emotional moments on The Kelly Clarkson Show since it premiered in 2019. One of those moments came when a family had the chance to connect with the biological father of their adopted son. Kelly got emotional…

Celebs Were Mean To Kelly Clarkson During ‘American Idol’ — Except This One

Kelly Clarkson recently opened up about what it was like to attend celebrity events when she was competing on American Idol. As it turns out, celebrities weren’t so nice to the contestants back then. The Voice coach brought this up…

Elizabeth Smart Shares Why She Chose To Do ‘The Masked Dancer’

One Wednesday night, The Masked Dancer revealed the identity of the Moth, and it turned out to be activist and author Elizabeth Smart. Elizabeth broke down in tears after she revealed her face, talking about her grandmother’s recent passing. Elizabeth…

‘The Voice’ Coaches Can’t Stay In Their Seats During This Amazing Blind Audition [VIDEO]

The coaches on The Voice of Germany couldn’t contain their excitement over Andreas Kümmert’s audition for Season 3 of the show in 2013. They were so impressed, they got up out of their chairs. Andreas would go on to win…

‘Go-Big Show’ Returns With A SCARY Alligator Stunt And A One-Armed Archer

The Go-Big Show on TBS returned on Thursday night for its second episode. The talent show features extreme talents not frequently seen on other competition shows. This week’s episode featured a terrifying stunt involving alligators, a one-armed archer, a strongman,…

Gwen Stefani Calls Blake Shelton A ‘Miracle’ In Her Life After ‘Devastation’

Gwen Stefani took the time to gush about her fiancé Blake Shelton during an appearance on Today Thursday morning. The Voice coach described him as a “blessing” and “miracle” after a difficult time in her life. Gwen and Blake got…

How Katy Perry Says Lookalike Zooey Deschanel ‘Showed Up’ For Her

American Idol judge Katy Perry is gushing about her lookalike Zooey Deschanel. The actress recently appeared in Katy’s music video for “Not the End of the World.” Fans have been saying Katy and Zooey look similar for years, and Katy…

‘The Voice’ Contestant Turns All Four Chairs On The First Note [VIDEO]

It’s already impressive to turn all four coaches’ chairs on The Voice, but it’s even more incredible to do it in the first ten seconds of the song. That’s what happened to Jennie Lena, who auditioned for The Voice of…

‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Released From Iranian Prison After Huge International Outcry

Just days after an Iranian Instagram star known as “Zombie Angelina Jolie” was sentenced to 10 years in prison, she was released on bail. The 19-year-old, who goes by Sahar Tabar, was first arrested in 2019. Sahar, whose real name…

‘BGT’ Magician’s Deeply Personal Routine Brings Everyone To Tears [VIDEO]

You may not associate magic routines with emotional moments, but BGT contestant Marc Spelmann was an exception. In 2018, he delivered an emotional performance with a deeply personal theme. The audition had everyone in tears, and Marc even received the…