Dancing With the Stars is back for a new, shorter season This athletes edition of the competition will feature four weeks of competition and a much faster schedule for eliminations. There were two eliminations in the season’s premiere episode! Let’s look at the 10 couples from this season’s starting lineup.
Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess
Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten
Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson
Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev
Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber
Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko
MLB outfielder Johnny Damon and Emma Slater
Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch-Daigle and Keo Motsepe
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold
And the eliminated couples were…
With a score of 18 of a possible 30 points, outfielder Johnny Damon came out with two left feet and was unfortunately eliminated with his partner Emma Slater. Also going home with 19 out of a possible 30 points was snowboarder Jamie Anderson and her partner Artem Chigvintsev after performing what the judges saw as a nervous and rushed routine.