“American Idol” dumped its “teen idols” theme it announced last week and has gone with the more generic and open-ended Billboard No. 1’s. It’s a theme they did a few years back and had the Idols visit Fred Bronson, a Billboard magazine chart guru I’ve known for many years.
MJ confirmed with Fred that the theme was changed. I just emailed him myself to ask why. He said he didn’t know and didn’t ask. But he is a big “Idol’ fan like we are and was thrilled enough to just be back on the show.
Are you going to miss “Teen Idols” or prefer giving the Idol contestants such an open selection of songs?
I do love Billboard magazine. I grew up reading it religiously and tracking the charts. There are hundreds of No. 1 songs to choose from so this should be a good challenge when it comes to song choice.