Note: "Panem" is likely a reference to the Roman writer Juvenal's famous phrase, "panem et circenses", or "bread and circuses". That was a strategy of ancient Rome to keep the population in line: feed them and entertain them. The latter included blood sports, arguably like the Hunger Games.
Only they didn’t die off. Instead, the jabberjays mated with female mockingbirds, creating a whole new species that could replicate both bird whistles and human melodies. They had lost the ability to enunciate words but could still mimic a range of human vocal sounds, from a child’s high-pitched warble to a man’s deep tones. And they could re-create songs. Not just a few notes, but whole songs with multiple verses, if you had the patience to sing them and if they liked your voice.
but the music drowns him out. He shouts again and gestures.
Note: The Hunger Games were set up by the Capitol to punish the Districts for their attempted rebellion, among other reasons. It shows the Districts that they literally owe "tribute," while entertaining the Capitol's Citizens.
Just answer the questions and try not to let the audience see how openly you despise them.”