What the heck is Teen Idols-themed week on American Idol?

According to the latest press release from Fox, the Idols are set to perform to Teen Idols theme week!

Have they gone desperate for more teeny-bopper viewers despite already being number one? Didn’t they realize that their adult viewers might just go watch NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ or CBS’ ‘NCIS or ABC’s final season of ‘LOST’ once they realize the Top 11 are singing Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus??

From the Press Release: On Tuesday, March 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 11 finalists (Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban) return to the IDOL stage to perform in a Teen Idols-themed week

We snooped around on iTunes because we have no idea what Fox wants these kids idols to do. The only thing clear to us is that they really want to keep Katie Stevens and Aaron Kelly to stick around one more week hoping that Teen Idols week might help…

Itunes described Teen pop Genre as this:

Right around the time girls suddenly stop having cooties and boys begin to get all… weird, there’s a perfect instant in pop, delicate as a butterfly and resilient as a skateboard deck. Teen pop captures that crazy, hormone-driven, can’t believe-the-parents-are-so-clueless-slices of audio confection and serves them up in neat, three-minute slices. Unlike pop stars of the past, whose sentiment was a little more innocent, today’s performers exhibit an edgier view of the world they inhabit.

From this we deduce that it is basically more like who teenagers idolize and fantasize about daydreaming in class. Among the artists listed with with their cheesy songs and lyrics are: Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, Hannah Montana, Justin Bieber, David Archuleta, Raven and Selena Gomez. We don’t even know some of these people! Then again at least we saw some familiar artists who we hope the Idols would pick instead of the former teens mentioned: P!nk, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne and the Black Eyed Peas.

Here’s the thing: the press info didn’t exactly explain how far the contestants can go in terms of picking songs. We can take this as far back as Elvis Presley! He was a certified teen idol!! How about Donnie Osmond, The Beatles, David Cassidy, Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, Ricky Nelson, Neil Diamond??

They could pick from those artists can’t they? Please anything! Leave Britney’s “Oops I did it again” or “Baby one more time” alone!!!

The Teen Idols theme week is wide and obscure. Tons of songs to choose from and we don’t even know if it’s teen idols from all era or just this decade- so we can’t give our song suggestion for Didi… Got any song in mind? We can’t think of any! 🙂

@ Fox Press

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