The American Idol producers know that they're going to have to shake things up for next season as they attempt to continue sans Simon Cowell.
Their first order of business: lowering the minimum age.
Okay, so it may not be that ground-breaking. They're going from 16 to 15 years old as a minimum so that they can include all the future Biebs and Mileys out there.
*Scrape, scrape* Wait, what's that sound? That would be the sound of the producers scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas. I'm thinking they're going to have to come up with something a lot better than that to keep the show afloat.
And don't the finalists usually get cars? That'd suck to be 15, win a car, and then have to wait a year before you can even drive it as the bright shiny-ness taunts you and your competitors are rolling around town in theirs.
Will this make a difference in the post-Simon era? Do you think a 15-year-old could win American Idol?
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