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

Blind Singer’s Powerful ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ Audition Earns The Golden Buzzer

In 2019, blind singer Paul Kapeleris took the stage of Australia’s Got Talent and blew the judges away with his voice. One judge was so impressed by his audition, she hit the Golden Buzzer for him. The 22-year-old’s powerful performance…

Blake Shelton Shocks Gwen Stefani During His CMT Awards Speech

On Wednesday night, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani won the CMT Award for Collaborative Video of the Year for their song “Nobody But You.” The couple accepted the award from home. During the speech, Blake shared his surprise over their…

Hijab-Wearing Singers Send An Important Message On ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

In 2019, a singing group called NAMA auditioned for Asia’s Got Talent with an amazing goal. They wanted to prove that talent can’t be judged based on how you look or what you wear. All four women from Malaysia wore…

Phenomenal ‘BGT’ Singer Passed Away A Year After Making The Final

In 2010, a singer named Janey Cutler auditioned for BGT. She impressed the judges, and ended up making it to the final, but sadly passed away the next year at age 82. Watch Janey’s beautiful audition performance in the video…

12-Year-Old Singer Performs Original Song For His Crush On ‘BGT’ [VIDEO]

The BGT judges had their hearts warmed when 12-year-old singer Henry Gallagher took the stage for his audition in 2015. Henry performed an original song he wrote about a girl he likes. Henry showed off an amazing stage presence and…

‘The Voice’: Blake And Kelly Duke It Out As Blind Auditions Continue

The Voice Season 19 continued its premiere week on Tuesday night with more blind auditions. The coaches added even more amazing artists to their teams, including a four-chair turn. ‘THE VOICE’ SEASON 19 PREMIERE: COACHES TEAM UP AGAINST BLAKE SHELTON…

Eurovision 2020 Was Canceled, But The 2021 Contest Is Already Being Planned

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still plans to go forward with the 2021 competition. In fact, a few countries just announced the dates for their national selections. Eurovision…

WATCH Jennifer Lopez Cover Whitney Houston’s Iconic Song — Can she Pull It Off?

While hanging out with friends this week, Jennifer Lopez took on a Whitney Houston classic. But does she have the pipes to pull it off? Some fans don’t seem to think so. J.Lo joined vocal coach Stevie Mackey and singer…

Singer SHOCKS The ‘BGT’ Judges With A Death Metal Cover Of ‘Let It Go’ [VIDEO]

One contestant on BGT in 2015 annoyed Amanda Holden with a unique cover of “Let It Go” from Frozen. As a fan of the film, Amanda was hoping Aaron Marshall would sing a beautiful rendition. But she got something completely…

‘Dancing With The Stars’: A Night Of Emotional Performances

Dancing with the Stars Season 29 continued on Monday night with the sixth week of competition. This week, the contestants paid tribute to special people in their lives, as several stars (including Vernon Davis, Jeannie Mai, and Chrishell Stause) teared up talking…