Annie Barrett
November 07, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

Update: Annie’s recap is live.

Welcome to week 8 of Dancing With the Stars season 13! They’re doing that thing where the five remaining couples must listen to a song for the first time backstage, and then two giant sequined pairs of pliers pluck them from their “training session” and deposit their sorry asses into a liiiiiiiiiiiiiive televised ballroom situation. It’ll be fun for the whole family! (Except for Coco. Miss you, Coco.)

Go ahead and discuss the two-hour performance show here, or try our more “live blog”-esque experience over at’s Viewer.

Remember to nominate your Hidden Gems of the Week in this post as usual, and I’ll see you tomorrow morning for my full recap!

In the meantime, ask me anything about THE BALLROOM (or whatever) in the video player below and I may answer your question later on!


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More on ‘Dancing With the Stars’:

‘DWTS’: Your Hidden Gems of the Week!

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All of Annie’s ‘DWTS’ episode recaps

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