‘American Idol’ Lowering Age Limitations To 15-Year-Olds
June 21, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – Reality talent show ‘American Idol’ has chosen to lower their age limit by another year, allowing 15-year-old singers to join the cast for the first time.
For years, the age limit has been 16, allowing high school students to compete, and do any schooling that has to be done through tutors while on the show.
But younger and younger wannabe contestants have been vying for a chance at fame, and now they will have the chance to be on the popular talent show.
“A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16. Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool,” Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer for the show, said of the decision.
The change will come into effect in time for season 10, the auditions of which begin on Jul 17th.