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

‘AGT’ Champion Shin Lim Reveals Career Ending Injury and Depression

Season 13 AGT winner Shin Lim recently opened up about the hand injury that nearly ended his career as a magician. Shin relies on the use of his hands in his card tricks, and he says the experience sent him…

‘The Voice’ Playoffs Recap: Top 20 Artists Battling As VOTING Begins

The Voice kicked off the Live Playoffs on Monday night, and it’s time to vote! The twenty remaining artists (five from each team) delivered solo performances in a jam-packed episode. Tonight’s vote will determine the first 12 artists to move…

Why AGT’s Kodi Lee Lost Contestant of The Year to Hannah Brown

We think AGT winner Kodi Lee should have won at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday. The singer was nominated for Competition Contestant of 2019, but he lost to Bachelorette star (and current DWTS contestant) Hannah Brown. No offense to…

‘AGT’ Wins Big At The People’s Choice Awards — Watch Terry Crews’ Speech

AGT won big at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, beating out some pretty popular talent shows. The NBC series took home the award for Competition Show of 2019, and host Terry Crews gave a heartfelt acceptance speech. Check out…

WATCH: ‘AGT’ Magician Jon Dorenbos and Ellen Bring Soldier Back Home for Wife’s Delivery

AGT magician Jon Dorenbos recently teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres to make some magic for a military family as we head into the Christmas season. The former football player, who finished Season 11 in third place, staged a reunion as…

LISTEN To The New Song From ‘The Voice’ Winner Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Fredericks, who won Season 8 of The Voice in 2015, has released a new song from his upcoming new album. It’s called “Flowers for You,” which is also reportedly the album’s title. People exclusively premiered the track, which Sawyer…

The Girl Who Gave us Kodi Lee is Now on ‘American Idol’— Who’s Makayla Phillips?

Kodi Lee‘s bestie and AGT Golden Buzzer act Makayla Phillips is auditioning for American Idol! The 17-year-old teased her appearance on Instagram this week, and we can’t wait to find out whether she made it through. Read on to find…

‘BGT’ Star Revealed As The Inspiration For Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Someone You Loved’

If you’ve been listening to Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” and wondering who could have inspired the emotional track, we now have an answer. The song (and Lewis’s entire album) was reportedly inspired by a former BGT contestant. According to…

Cheryl Opens Up on Why Simon Cowell Fired Her From ‘X Factor’

You might not remember it, but British pop star Cheryl and TV judge Simon Cowell had a bit of a feud going on in 2011. Cheryl (who then went by Cheryl Cole) was fired from the US version of X…

10 Of The Cutest Shefani Photos EVER

If you love Shefani (Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, duh), then we’ve got just the photos you’ll want to see. The Voice coaches aren’t shy about sharing their love on social media, and the resulting pictures are adorable. Gwen does…