I know most of you are already doubled over in pain and possibly gagging from the news in the headline above but yes, Miley Cyrus is the mentor for the top 11.
I’m sure Crystal Bowersox will learn oodles from Miley, eh? And faint when she sees her! Seriously, Miley has had a successful teen career so far with No. 1 albums, a few hit singles (”Party in the USA,” “The Climb”), movies and big-time TV show on Disney “Hannah Montana.” For a 17 year old, she’s had a pretty impressive run so far.
But can she mentor? I have no clue. Perhaps she can teach them about stagecraft because a lot of them clearly are not yet up to speed on that front.
So even though the theme was changed from “teen idols” to Billboard No. 1’s, the concept of teen idols remains because on Wednesday, the Disney dynamos Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato will be performing.
This is clearly a desperate attempt to draw back the teens and 18-34 year olds that have been leaving the show in droves the past couple of years.
And before Miley, has anyone even remotely as young as she been a mentor?
—> TV Guide has killed off “Idol Tonight” after four seasons. And as we know, Kimberly Caldwell is off doing her music career.