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

The Legacy Grace VanderWaal Has Created Since Winning ‘America’s Got Talent’

It’s been almost four years since Grace VanderWaal won America’s Got Talent Season 11, and she’s already become a star. The singer and ukulele player is now 16 years old, and she’s definitely made a name for herself. Next Tuesday,…

13-Year-Old ‘MasterChef’ Who Lost Both Parents — Diagnosed With Rare Tumor

Just three years after losing his parents, MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins has been diagnosed with a rare type of tumor at 13 years old. His family is now raising money for his treatment. Ben competed on Season 6 of…

WATCH Dog Act Dave And Finn That Made Simon Cry — Where Are They Now?

Simon Cowell loves a dog act, and that includes Britain’s Got Talent contestants Dave and Finn. Police officer Dave Wardell shared the inspiring story of his friendship with the German Shepherd, and brought Simon to tears. The pair competed on Season…

WATCH Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey’s Emotional Song That Had Simon Cowell Running To The ‘AGT’ Stage

Remember Mandy Harvey from Season 12 of America’s Got Talent? The deaf singer wowed the judges with her original song, and earned the Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell. Mandy ended up finishing the competition in fourth place. But where is…

AGT’s Comedian Michael Yo Survived 8 Days In The ICU Fighting COVID And Is Now Saving Lives

Comedian Michael Yo auditioned for America’s Got Talent in March, and six days later he had COVID-19. Michael spent eight days in the ICU battling the virus, as well as pneumonia. Michael has shared what it was like to have…

Katy Perry’s Rise And Fall From Pop Stardom — Can She Peak Again?

Ten years ago, Katy Perry was a superstar. In the years since, however, the singer has suffered a bit of a fall. Although she still has a huge following on social media, her music isn’t charting like it used to.…

Josh Daniel’s Tragic Story Makes Simon Cowell Cry His Eyes Out — Where Is He Now?

In 2015, singer Josh Daniel performed an emotional audition on The X Factor that made judge Simon Cowell cry. He shared the tragic story of his friend’s death, which touched Simon, who had recently lost his mother. The audition has…

10 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Once Homeless

Not all celebrities were born into fame and fortune — many of them have even been homeless in the past. These stars have since shared their stories of struggling to make their dreams come true. Read on to find out…

WATCH ‘BGT’ Judge Alesha Dixon’s Mind-Bending Cameo On ‘AGT’ Judge Cuts

On Tuesday night, the AGT Judge Cuts for Season 15 finally arrived. Instead of occurring over four weeks, the entire round was contained in just one episode, as we found out which acts will move on to the live shows.…

Masked Singer’s Nick Cannon Opens Up About Kim Kardashian’s Surgeries And Body Insecurities [VIDEO]

Nick Cannon used to date Kim Kardashian back in the day, and he has not been shy about discussing their time together. He even shared his thoughts on her plastic surgery, saying he discouraged her from going under the knife.…