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!
MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK:
“Coming back from a commercial break, Tom dramatically leaned forward as if to peer at us hidden gem hunters, but it could have been an attempt to compensate for the low camera angle.” —kfran, endorsed by Jem Ho
“I thought the guy wearing a stripped shirt as the DWTS troupe performed on the side stage next to the audience was also wearing gold lame pants at first” —Jen P., endorsed by @phil_robinson and Sally Frosted Knickers
“After the first set of rehearsal clips, they come back to Tom and you can see a man’s head in the lower left hand corner of the screen with a big ‘I’m gonna do whatever I need to do to get into this shot’ smile on his face” —MLM
“When Wendy was dancing, I thought….”cool… She has such nice sparkles on her arms” but then she is in front if the judges and I realize that she is wearing SPANX (new! and improved! now with sparkles!) on her ARMS!” —melindaLu, endorsed by jj
“Hidden Gem: guy behind Carrie, right after Chelsea and Marks critique looked like Riff Raff.” —Genie
“During Tom’s intro to Chris & Cheryl’s rehearsal footage, Harold Weaver was swaying in the background in silhouette. It was kind of creepy like he was stalking Tom in the horror movie version of DWTS.” —orville
“After Romeo got his scores and was speaking about his deceased cousins, he pointed up when referencing them, at which point Brooke looked up and realized nothing was there. April Fool’s!” —brad, endorsed by caryn, K2, Jem Ho
“When Anna and Sugar Ray were heading back to the Celebriquarium, someone in the audience along the stairs stuck out her hand for a high-five right in front of Anna…and was shut down as Anna completely ignored it to bend down and pick up the boxing gloves.” —monkey_girl03
LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (LAG) OF THE WEEK:
“Another example of how hidden gems have taken over my life: Watching Saturday’s Butler/VCU NCAA Final Four game — they come back from commercial with about 30 seconds left in the game and all I can look at is this guy at the scorer’s table chowing down on a snack size bag of Lay’s potato chips. Product placement – no! Hidden Game Gem – yes!” –MLM
Thank you, DANCMSTRs old and new, one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!