You know what? I'm OLD and proud of it!!
Proud that I've been fortunate enough to live this long & accomplish what I have!
I love soul patrol and yes...i love Taylor Hicks.
I LOVE Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, & many other OLD entertainers.
I see nothing wrong with the OLD peeps being on AI...either as a contestant OR a SPECIALIST in the music arena. The older entertainers are extremely experienced. That's why AI features them...to help the contestants learn new techniques, & reinforce what they already know!! They've been around long enough to KNOW the ropes and are quite qualified to mentor the newbies.
However, I'm sure there are some younger, experienced
singers like NSync's Lance, Beyonce, others whom you all know better than me...who would qualify in helping the contestants to enhance their performances just as well as the older folks.
Old folk Ruday, and proud of it!