BIEBERAMA: In a misguided effort to further break something which already damaged the quality of the show, American Idol has lowered its minimum age for contestants from 16 to 15. The show has never been good at identifying under-18 male talent (Young David Archuleta and his Dead, Dead Eyes?), though it's done better luck with the ladies -- Jordin Sparks (17), Allison Iraheta (16) and Paris Bennett (17) -- and I can't imagine this pandering to tween girls will improve the quality of the show from an adult viewer's perspective.
Here's a list (in order of debut) of all the 16-year-old finalists in Idol history: John Stevens, Diana DeGarmo, Kevin Covais, Lisa Tucker, Jasmine Murray, Allison Iraheta, Aaron Kelly. And they want to go younger?