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): You got it!
“As soon as the show started last night I was looking for some ‘gems’ and…as Tom was introducing Brandy’s segment I spotted a resurrected Roy Orbison behind him in the audience! Who knew he was such a fan?!” —queue55, endorsed by JH and glenn
“Over-enthusiastic Chimes Lady seems to have been replaced by Under-enthusiastic Bongo Guy. He had a deer caught in the headlights look on his face as he lackadaisically played along, like he didn’t think the cameras would ever pan his way.” —orville
“That odd purple starfish piece on the top of Brooke’s dress looked like an alien trying to suck the lifeblood from her.” —MLM
“Right at the end of Louis van Amstel’s pro intro, he’s literally doing splits on the side of a building. Albeit, probably a fake building in a soundstage. But still, the image remains: Louis van Amstel, legs aspread, arms in the air, WTF, magnificent.” —annie, endorsed by IAA Evan, LP, and Gio Gio
“The old ladies behind Tom when he introduced The Situation having a super-intense conversation, which in my mind consisted of them discussing what a ‘situation’ is. —kt, endorsed by gigi, JH, IAA Evan, Gio Gio, and Manda.
“WHITE PANTS…after LABOR DAY!!! Lucky for them Serial Mom was nowhere to be found!” —Heather A.
(The above ladies were featured this morning as Dlisted’s esteemed “Hot Sluts of the Day!” but I think “Hidden Gems of the Week” has a much more age-appropriate ring to it. These gems are Tom Bergeron’s friends, you know? Show some respect!)
AUDIO-ONLY HIDDEN GEM! “Tom Bergeron’s barely contained giggle when he announced him as ‘The Situation’ right before he danced.” —Christine
“Guy in the blue shirt at the airport taking a picture of Karina & Mike and then totally looking off like ‘hey what’s over there? Because I am really pretending I am so NOT interested in the sorta famous people over here.’” —JH
“Like she’s thinking ‘maybe he’ll be introducing me up there someday…’” —JH
“She was always in good lighting compared to the rest of the audience, like an angel — a stalker, angel-y twin of Tom Bergeron.” —Manda
“Hidden Gem nomination: the lady standing in front of the ‘Celebrequarium’ with a white babydoll sweater with a big ‘ol pink bow design across the chest. Girl, you have to step up your fashion game to be in the DWTS audience, especially in such a prime location!” —amber
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for your fabulous submissions!
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