Annie Barrett
May 22, 2012 AT 10:40 PM EDT

Blog Image Credit: Everett

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week,’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 stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!


“Three words: gem-encrusted cheese. No, I’m not talking about the whole DWTS franchise, I’m talking about Donald’s wife’s cheesehead hat! That. Was. Awesome. If Donald doesn’t win the mirrorball, at least he’ll always have the mirrorcheese.” —Jem H, endorsed by Melissa Walker, jmm, orville1970, Fridgedancer, Liz, teachmusik, Lorie, Kristen, Ellen, Lily, chattypatra, joan, Daphne99, NFLRocks, Twickenham, Lady Viola, MLM, Kevin M. Kawa, GemDog

“A new gourmet line from the Gavin DeGraw collection? I wonder if they’re edible…” —WiltedYouth

“Donald Driver’s son holding the bedazzled cheese head, hooting and jumping up and down when Dad finally got his 30!!!  Seriously cute kids!!!” —Tricia, endorsed by Stee

“The lights on the stairs behind Brooke made her look like she had shiny antlers.” —Jem H

“Brooke’s blue nails were thoroughly amusing…particularly how they matched the electric blue accents in the ballroom. I couldn’t stop staring every time she moved her hands!” —Sam from Pittsburgh

“Princess Sparkle gave us the official wave at the beginning. (She confirmed via Words with Friends that the wave was meant for me!!)” —Anthony

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“The DWTS bartender (Sasha Farber) was a little too serious for Mirrorballus. I shall call him Thoroughly Unamused Bartender.” —Liz, endorsed by Bvonly, WiltedYouth, Trena Kos, Anthony, MLM

“Laughing at Tom Bergeron after William’s cha-cha — he passed in front of the camera in profile, but his head was cut off. Did he do that on purpose for us?” —Tnmiller

“A true gem in passing. Were one of his legendary cue cards exposed to the camera? Tom definitely wanted us gem hunters to catch a glimpse. Maybe one day he’ll write ‘Hi gem hunters!’ on one of them and craftily flash it at the camera at an opportune moment. A gem hunter can dream…” —WiltedYouth

“Are those poinsettias on Katherine’s shoulder pads?” —Lady Viola

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