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

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, And More ‘American Idol’ Judges Before They Were Famous

Before they were critiquing aspiring singers, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and the previous American Idol judges were making their way up in the music industry. Thanks to the internet, we can see these stars before they were famous.…

‘American Idol’ Has A Second Night Of Soulful Auditions

Season 2 (aka 17) of American Idol returned for its second round of auditions on Wednesday night. Once again, there was no shortage of quirky characters and moving stories. This second night of auditions seemed to be heavy on the…

‘Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith Shares What Inspired His Song For Céline Dion

If you’re wondering what The Voice Season 9 winner Jordan Smith has been up to lately, the answer is writing a song for Céline Dion. You may not have realized it, but the song “Ashes,” from last year’s movie Deadpool…

You Won’t Believe How Katy Perry Met Fiancé Orlando Bloom

Ever wonder how Katy Perry met her now-fiancé Orlando Bloom? Lucky for you, Katy herself revealed the story in this week’s American Idol premiere. Get ready for a meet-cute worthy of a romantic comedy. Katy was inspired to share the…

‘American Idol’ Is Calling This The Greatest Audition Ever — Is It?

This sneak peek American Idol audition has us very interested in Wednesday’s new episode. The show’s YouTube account asked “Greatest American Idol Audition Ever?!” in the title. While the answer to that is subjective, you won’t be disappointed by Alejandro…

See The First Photo Of The New ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges On Set

The finale of America’s Got Talent: The Champions may have just aired a couple of weeks ago, but it’s time to start talking about the new regular season. Filming began on Sunday, and the show posted a photo of the…

‘American Idol’ Returns With An Emotional Season Premiere

American Idol returned for its second (or 17th, depending on how you’re counting) season premiere Sunday night on ABC. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie were back for an emotional first round of auditions. The show really played…

Why ‘Masked Singer’ Winner T-Pain Thought He Would Be The First To Go

The Masked Singer came to a close earlier this week, with T-Pain revealed to be The Monster and crowned the season winner. However, as T-Pain shared with Ellen DeGeneres in a new interview, he never expected to make it to…

5 Times Kelly Clarkson And Carrie Underwood Supported Each Other

Perhaps no two winners in the history of American Idol (or talent shows in general) have been pitted against each other as much as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Both women have turned their appearances on the show into successful…

Terry Crews, James Corden, And More Talent Show Hosts Before They Were Famous

Have you ever been watching Terry Crews, James Corden, and Nick Cannon hosting your favorite TV talent shows, and wondered what they were like before they made it big? That’s why YouTube exists. We did the hard work for you…