Monday, June 21, 2010
Okay, maybe not next season but soon :)
Just read this article (I think it was on MTV but got it from a link on Google News) about Idol lowering age requirements to 15 next season in hopes of 'Beibering' up the talent pool. Is this going to be another season of "make it your own"/"hey, wait, don't change the melody, dawg" kind of comments from the judges where they ask for younger contestants and then bitch about them "not connecting emotionally" to these dusty old Idol standbys? We'll see.
Maybe it's just that I am getting older but I'm kind of sick of seeing everything on TV, film and radio pandering to the ever-younger, disposable-income crowd. Everyone seems to complain that all these mediums have increasingly craptacular content, and yet they don't buy/market anything better because they don't want to lose the zero-attention span crowd.
Seacrest better watch his back! They might go for some 12-yr-old with an orange spray tan in a shiny suit.
Posted by DrL/K at 2:09 PM