(Author’s Note: This blog has been in the works for at least 6 months. In tribute to the late David Bowie, I decided to finally post for public consumption.)
May contain mild spoilers for those not caught up to Season 2 of Steven Universe
In addition to Garnet’s voice, lent by the talented singer-songwriter Estelle, the show occasionally features other celebrity voice cameos.
What if these singers are Gems from the Homeworld, in disguise? And if that’s the case, wouldn’t there potentially be many more? If these Gems weren’t part of the rebellion with Rose Quartz & company, they would be natural entertainers — the weirdest and most flamboyant the world has ever known.
Here are descriptions of a few of my choices. Listen along with the playlist below!
David Bowie & Freddie Mercury
What a no-brainer. These two are so perfectly OBVIOUS that they inspired this entire concept.
|Bowie’s gem: Citrine.
The color of starlight, gold and lightning.
|Mercury’s gem: Star Sapphire.
Sapphires are known to be rare aristocratic gems; has anyone ever doubted that Mercury is an aristocrat?
|Their fusion: Diamond, of course.
Light from the two colored gems combines to pure white. Diamonds are formed… under pressure. (Don’t act like you’re not impressed.)
Nicki Minaj, Aimee Mann, Estelle
These require little explanation as they are actually part of the show, right? I couldn’t really find a song on Spotify by Alexia Khadime (Sardonyx) nor Rita Rani Ahuja (Alexandrite), but AJ Michalka, voice of Stevonnie, appears later with her band 78violet.
I know, I’ve already tried to convince you that he’s a Time Lord. But, I didn’t really feel like this list was complete without him. He could be both Time Lord and Crystal Gem, right? In some facet of the multiverse, Gems can be Time Lords/Ladies and vice versa.
Jay Kay (of Jamiroquai)
St. Vincent & David Byrne
|St. Vincent’s gem: Lavender Jade
Most people think of jadeite as the commonly found green, but it can form in many different colors including this beautiful shade of light purple.
|David Byrne’s gem: Red Jasper|
|Their fusion: Bloodstone.|
No one has ever accused her of being normal.
At this time, I can’t speak for all of the P-funk crew, but Bootsy Collins for sure is a Gem.
Actually, she may just be the Pearl we all know and love.
I didn’t include everyone on the list; some just eluded me. Got any suggestions or additions? Drop a comment below!