Annie Barrett
April 04, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Update: Annie’s recap is live

We’re back, DANCMSTRs, for Week 3 of this season 12 Mirrorballus madness! Chat about tonight’s two-hour performance night during and after the show, then come back later for my full episode recap. And as always, nominate your Hidden Gems of the Week in the comments.

If you missed it last week, listen to my post-results show chat with Tom Bergeron. He typically avoids the press line at all costs, so don’t you feel special? As he pointed out, “If I can send you video from my car, the least I can do is give you audio from my dressing room.” Sounds reasonable. 

Welcome, DANCMSTRs, to a new PopWatch feature called “The Host’s Leaderboard”! Dancing With the Stars‘ fearless host and leader Tom Bergeron has agreed to call me every Tuesday night to give his “scores” in a few innocuous categories of my choosing. He won’t comment on the dances or who’s going to win, so don’t even ask!

Our Week 2 chat is chock full o’ treasures — in addition to expanding on the above categories, Tom gets into why’s Hidden Gems give him migraines, his seasonal recording of the treasured “Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!” voiceover, and why the molecules of a lifetime’s worth of spray tans can be beneficial to pregnant alums like season 5’s Mel B — “the original ass-grabber.” Enjoy.

XOXO,’s Fringe Fairy

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Read more:

Week 3 performance recap: The Grim Weeper

Inside TV Podcast: Who’s going far on ‘DWTS’?

Your Hidden Gems of Week 2

All of Annie’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ recaps’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Central

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