It's Hollywood Week on "American Idol" and things are getting strange. With the show's non-stop death talk, Ryan Seacrest's contestant coverage, and the mysterious blue tongues, viewers had a lot to take in Tuesday night.
Tuesday night featured an excessive amount of war-related metaphors. Everything was "do or die," contestants had to "sing for their life," and somehow a singing competition turned into a "bloodbath." I just hope the show has enough psychotherapists on hand to treat these brave warriors for possible PTSD. We don't want them turning into killing machines when they get back from Hollywood.
During one of the "brutal" audition days, two singers opened their mouths to reveal blue tongues, a strange occurrence that the show did not address. My guess is that they were given blue popsicles before going on stage to sooth their throats, but your guess is as good as mine.
Ryan tried his best to emulate a National Geographic Channel reporter as he kept a careful distance from the contestants while covering the action on stage. After Ryan got slapped by that goth girl in Omaha, steering clear from this over excitable bunch seems like a good idea.
All clips from Fox 2/12/08.