Adam Rippon/Jenna Johnson and Mirai Nagasu/Alan Bersten go head to head in the dance-off round next. They are dancing the jive to “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry. The couples were mentored this week by season 18 Mirrorball champion Meryl Davis.
Bruno Tonioli says it was full power, while Carrie Ann Inaba calls it a showdown. She adds that it was very fun and would watch it time and time again. Guest judge David Ross says he’s very impressed and Len Goodman calls it a tough decision. The judges are tied, so America’s votes determine that Rippon and Johnson win at 64 percent. Ultimately, Rippon and Johnson get the extra points.
Watch Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson and Mirai Nagasu & Alan Bersten’s Jive Dance-Off
Welcome to the semi-finals! On Monday, the six remaining athletes will dance a foxtrot, quickstep, rumba, Viennese waltz or contemporary routine inspired by their personal MVP. In round two, the couples will compete against each other in a dance-off. The winners of each dance-off round will receive extra points for the evening. Season 24 finalist David Ross serves as a guest judge tonight. The first-ever triple elimination will take place at the end of the episode. Jennie Finch and Keo Motsepe and Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 63 points. At the top of the leaderboard are Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten and Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson, who earned 74 points total for their dances last week.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
Adam and Jenna killed it sorry Mirai #DWTS
— Allison the ghost (@Daviesallison1A) May 15, 2018
Adam & Mirai are both PHENOMENAL and that's no jive! #DWTS
— Ann Marie Pincivero (@ampincivero) May 15, 2018
— It’s Kadey, bitch. (@kadeyobe10) May 15, 2018
— Elkin Cabas (@nikle84) May 15, 2018
Mirai and Adam both did so good! I don’t know who deserves to win that more. #DWTS
— Erica (@lilsushigirl) May 15, 2018
damn BOTH Adam and Jenna and Mirai and Alan SNAPPED! WE LOVE A TRU FINAL 2 #DWTS
— gee (@allrealitychat) May 15, 2018
“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 remaining athletes include Olympic figure skaters Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu, luger Chris Mazdzer, softball pitcher Jennie Finch, NFL star Josh Norman and former figure skater Tonya Harding.
The finale of this season’s all-athlete edition of “Dancing with the Stars” airs next Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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