Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and flesh. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MVG (MOST VALUABLE GEM): We’ve got a floater!
“The odd camera angle when they shot from Tom across to Tony. Tom may have mentioned the ‘disembodied British voice,’ but we got a glimpse of Tom’s disembodied head floating along of the bottom of the screen.” –JH
“At the beginning of the show they had a replicated shot of the old RKO logo (the tower on top of the world) but instead of a globe spinning underneath the tower, it was a mirrorball (truly a shout out to Planet Mirrorballus).” –Fridge, endorsed by JH and Anthony
“Ooh – Chimes Lady and Bongo Guy together again. And both being over-enthusiastic!” –orville, endorsed by tara, Jessica, J-Dawg, Anthony, k-fran, KelbelDance, and A
“And I loved the timing as Tom announces ‘And now here are the stars!’ The camera zooms in on ECL!!!” –iggy
“After Maks and Brandy’s dance, Len is so pleased with it that he does some double-hand slapping on the table with a huge smile on his face. Quite uncharacteristic (and dare I say adorable) for the DANCMSTR.” –Stephanie
“I saw at least two women that I thought were Jamie Lee Curtis behind Len. The real one and the hoaxes should all sit together next week and form a Baby Derek fan club/Bergeron doppelgänger clique in honor of Halloween (the holiday, or the movie).” –Care, endorsed by Elizabeth, gigi, and Addison
“The gems on Brandy’s shoulder reminded me of that Friends episode when Phoebe wore a Christmas ornament to cover the hummus stain on her formal gown. Appropriately Brandy then danced to the Friends theme!”–Lola, endorsed by Gator, JH, Heather, kfran
“Dame Judi Dench behind Bruno!” –holly, endorsed by duranmom, CoolWhipLite, Cedar, Katja, MLM, A
“For a split second during Bruno’s critique of Kurt, we get to see both the short-haired blonde over his right shoulder thinking, ‘I need to look intellectual’ and over his left shoulder a longer-haired blonde thinking ‘just smile and act like I understand what he’s saying.’” –IMissKristi
“At the end of Cheryl and Rick’s dance, there was one old(er) guy giving them a standing-O when everyone else was sitting down, presumably because he was one of the handful of audience members old enough to remember the show?” –Amy in Pittsburgh
“Would it kill the producers to print up a nice CD cover when the pros take the song selections out of the envelopes? Whoever does it has serial killer handwriting. Bring some sparkle to it!” –Amy in Pittsburgh
LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (LAG)
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for your fabulous submissions!
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