Annie Barrett
May 07, 2012 AT 11:55 PM EDT


Update: Annie’s recap is live.

Val’s vodka gut is still in it to win it! On tonight’s Dancing With the Stars, the six remaining couples will dance a style they’ve never done before and compete in a “Trio Challenge”  — for which they’ll add an eliminated Pro or Troupe member to the mix. (“I’m just calling them threesomes,” Tom Bergeron tweeted).

I’m sorry to say there will be no hidden gems this week, as I will be on the set Tuesday to interview Tom and Tristan in-person. But as Fiona Apple once asked, “What’s so impressive about a diamond, except the mining?” Don’t let the lack of visible gems on dampen your gem-hunting spirit during the show. Click over here to join’s live blog of the eighth liiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show of season 14!

As always, stay tuned for my full recap overnight.

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All of Annie’s ‘DWTS’ episode recaps

Ask Annie anything about ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture. This is *not* liiiiiiive! and she is not really sitting there right now. She updates a few times per week.

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