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It will be a triple elimination on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ semi-finals

Written By | May 13, 2018
The remaining athletes have a 50-50 shot of making the final on "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" on Monday. Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson are shoe-ins to be one of them. Photo: ABC/Kelsey McNeal Fight Final DWTS

The remaining athletes have a 50-50 shot of making the final on “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” on Monday. Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson are shoe-ins to be one of them. Photo: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals: Round One

In round one, each couple will perform an individual dance inspired by the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) in each athlete’s life. Each couple will perform a foxtrot, Viennese waltz, quickstep, rumba or contemporary routine.

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NFL player Josh Norman has been the breakout surprise of the all-athletes season. Photo: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals: Round Two

For round two, the athletes will go toe-to-toe, paired off for a Ballroom Battle dance-off with three toe-to-toe performances. Each dance-off pairing will perform a cha cha, jive or salsa. During each dance-off, viewer get to vote for their favorite couple via an online “Passion Meter” at abc.com during the live Eastern and Central Time Zone airings of the show (sorry to all those folks watching west of the Rockies – you’ll have to keep up via social media).




Introducing the DWTS Season 26 cast:

If there’s a tie on the judges’ panel, the couple that wins the fan vote will be named the winner of the dance-off, scoring bonus points for their total score. Those totals will be added to the previous week’s public votes to determine the results of the triple elimination at the end of the night.

Got all that?

Dancing With the Stars Final:  May 21

The three remaining couples will move on to the finals, airing on May 21, where one of them will be crowned champion and take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

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Tonya Harding is hanging in there – will the fans send her to next week’s finals? Photo: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Individual dance assignments are:

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson: Contemporary, “O” by Coldplay
Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson: Foxtrot, “I Got Rhythm” by Ray Chew Live
Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe: Viennese Waltz,“The Rest of Our Life” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess: Contemporary, “Stand By Me” by Bootstraps
Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten: Quickstep, “Bo$$” by Ray Chew Live
Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber: Rumba, “See You Again” by Tyler Ward

Ballroom Battle Dance-Off assignments are (in alphabetical order):

Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson and Mirai Nagasu & Alan Bersten: Jive, “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

Chris Mazdzer & Witney Carson and Josh Norman & Sharna Burgess: Salsa, “WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams

Tonya Harding & Sasha Farber and Jennie Finch Daigle & Keo Motsepe: Cha Cha, “Dance” by DNCE

Adam and Jenna are shoe-ins for the final. It’s looking good for Josh and Sharna as well. Who will be the third? It’s a toss up between Chris and Witney and Mirai and Alan.



It would be an upset if the fans carry Tonya and Sasha. Jennie and Keo, enjoy your final night on the show.

Triple Elimination on Dancing with the Stars: Voting

For week three, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via toll-free phone from the beginning of the live show at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT until 5:00 a.m. EDT/2:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b will open at the beginning of the live show at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and closes at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday. When voting online at ABC.com or Facebook, viewers can reallocate their votes until the voting window closes.

Last Week’s DWTS preview:

 

Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.