UPDATE!!!! I just spoke with Fred Bronson and…
- I can confirm that the theme this week (Top 11) HAS been changed to Billboard #1 Hits.
- Fred Bronson is NOT the mentor. He was filmed in a segment as the author of The Billboard Book of #1 Hits
- There IS a mentor, but it’s a secret.
- The kids didn’t know who the mentor was until they were introduced.
So, is the Top 11 theme “Teen Idols” or not? This week’s theme is up in the air, as I explained HERE last night. But we may have another clue.
Billboard Chart guru, Fred Bronson, just tweeted:
Just got home from a production shoot. What was I doing? Watch “American Idol” Tuesday night and hopefully you will find out.
Bronson is a Billboard chart expert. He’s appeared on Billboard-themed Idol weeks in the past to talk charts with the kids. The Idols tweeted earlier today that they were on their way to meet a “surprise” mentor. Could Fred Bronson be the mentor?
Bronson has written books on the Billboard charts, including one entitled “The Billboard book of #1 Hits” and he wrote Billboard magazine’s Chart Watch column at one time.
So what do you think? Sounds reasonable to assume the theme was changed to Billboard #1s, doesn’t it? But then, Bronson is an expert on all sorts of music, so he could have been called in to chat up the kids on the history of Teen Idols.
We’ll find out!
By the way, Bronson is the guy behind the awesome Idols iPhone app, Idols Now. You can follow his news feed, filled with oodles of Idol news, on twitter: @IdolsNow