I want to believe…that these contestants can make good aliens. The first solo challenge of the season is where it gets really interesting because we see what these people can really do on their own. But first, can we talk about Glenn Hetrick’s fedora. Oh, Glenn, Glenn–the good news is you aren’t trying too hard to be the emo-est reality show judge in all of America.
The Spotlight Challenge was to create your own ancient alien based on a monument from the ancient world. Think the Giza Necropolis, Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat–because we all know that aliens built those anyway. Kidding. Maybe.
No twist, except one guy (George) decided to steal Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for his alien. Rude.
Stella! STELLLLLLA! OK, sorry, you knew that was going to happen at least once this season. But, seriously, Stella’s Peruvudaiyar Kovil-inspired goddess was stunning. But more on that later.
Oh, girl. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Gwen and her alternative lifestyle earring styling. But her demon caveman and the unnecessary, poorly made (and time-sucking) chest pieces spelled her doom.
I know the judges loved Keaghlan pyramid-inspired cat alien. But I can’t be the only one who thought it looked positively Seussian. Cat in the Egyptian alien headpiece hat.
THE WTF WERE THEY THINKING:
Doc’s sad sack Easter Island alien looked like what would happen if you took a lump of clay and played it Adele’s “Someone Like You” 100 times in a row.
Yay gay, indeed. Stella took her first opportunity to shine individually and blew us all away. It was all working–the sculpt, the color scheme, the costumes and of course that decorative neck.
Hey, did you know they’re doing some Fan Favorite Tweet Off each week? And at the end of the season the contestant who wins the most weeks gets $10,000? Tweetbians, activate.
So, what did you think about the first individual challenges? Agree with the judges? And, seriously, Glenn–burn the fedora.