It seems the suits at American Idol are desperate enough to do anything to keep Idol afloat. Especially since American Idol's latest season, Season 9, was called lackluster, boring etc. In a bid to get more talent for Idol's next season, the minimum age requirement has been lowered to 15.
"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," says executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, "Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool."
Most likely, this decision has been made thanks to the Justin Biebers and Miley Cyruses of the world. What about raising the age limit, eh Idol? Now, they just need a good replacement for Simon. Let's see how would that work out.