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Kicking off week two of “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” are Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess, dancing the paso doble to “The Plaza of Execution” by James Horner.

Guest judge Rashad Jennings says Norman took control, while Len Goodman praises their aggressive dance. Bruno Tonioli says he loved the strength and power, but warns him to watch his lines. Carrie Ann Inaba likes his effectiveness and passion. They score a 30.

Watch Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess’s Fiery Paso Doble

The competition is heating up in the ballroom as the eight remaining couples hit the dance floor tonight. On Monday, the athletes will dance a quickstep, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, cha cha, salsa or paso doble in round one, in addition to performing a team dance in round two. Season 24 Mirrorball champion Rashad Jennings serves as a guest judge tonight. Two couples will be eliminated at the end of the episode. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 17 points. At the top of the leaderboard are Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess and Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson, who earned 24 points for their dances during last week’s premiere.

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Norman is a cornerback for the Washington Redskins. According to ABC, he “became the highest-paid NFL cornerback in 2016 upon signing with the Washington Redskins after spending his previous four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. As he enters the seventh season of his NFL career, he proves to remain one of the most elite athletes at his position.”

“Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy during the special, four-week season.

The current contestants include Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale. The remaining athletes competing this season include Chris Mazdzer, Jennie Finch, Josh Norman and Tonya Harding.

The all-athlete edition of “Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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