I have been singning since I was 2 years old, and I am thirty four. I have been performing vocal and piano concerts since I was 19, but have never jumped out and pursued a full-time career. I have published a book entitled I Choose To Sing.
I think that age doesn't matter. People want to be touched by music. They want to be inspired, the age of the performer has very little to do with the success of the album or the career. After all, God will gives us all our breaks. Raising the age limit to 35 would be wonderful for many.
I am 31 and a mom, but have been singing my whole life. It has always been my dream to sing on stage. American Idol would be a great place to show my talents, however the age limit is the only thing standing in my way. If only AI would realize how much more talent they could find by raising the limit. It would create a bigger fan base and a more interesting competition! Something to think about for season 8!
I am 32 and I went out for idol in 04, 30's are more mature and there will be more raw talent adn fox ratings will be off the charts
I wish the age limit would increase. I am 30 years old and feel I have a voice that needs to be heard. I think the older you get the more drive you have and it would be a very tough competition. The age should not take the place of your voice. I know people who are over fifty that are still young at heart and have the strongest voice. I hope some day maybe we will be given the option.
I say skip the age limit. I have a friend, age 34, who really deserves a chance!
I absolutly agree that the age limit shoould be raised at least up nto 40. Many successful singersare are older and are still rockin'. I am 36 and I have sang all my life but never had a chance to show my talent except for my family, friends and church. Besides more variety of generations can be reached by allowing the age limit to be raised. Let's face it music is for all to enjoy not just the younger generation. I know of kids today who love 80's music and even some music from th 70's.
I think American Idol should have an upcomming season where they change the age requirement from 16 to 28 to between 30 and 40 years old. The judges would get to hear a new group of singers and for one season I think it would add a new interesting twist to the show. Being 33, I of course have selfish motives as would like the opportunity to try out ;-)
I'm 35 with the gift of singing and that's all I want to do. Just give me the chance and you'll see.
I definitely think AI should raise the age limit. I say do away with discrimination completely. Don't have an age limit. I know AI doesn't need a lot of help with ratings, but not having an age limit would really open doors and make for a much more fun to watch show as well as acknowledge that there's a lot more talent in the world than just teens and people in their twenties. Do it!! Drop the age limit, if just for one season! After all, everyone deserves a chance at being discovered, and becoming the next American Idol no matter what their age.
I know an amazing female singer in Fort Worth who is 41. They should raise the age level to get better talent....
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