Dancing With the Stars: Athletes has no mercy when it comes to ruthlessly eliminating competitors after two athletes were sent home in week one and now again in week two.
After saying goodbye to MLB player Johnny Damon and Emma Slater, and snowboarder Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev last week, the remaining contestants were already thrown into performing two dances on the Monday, May 7 episode, one with their pro partner and the other in a team dance round.
Half of the athletes danced on Team ’50s Tennis and the other half on Team ’70s Football, and were judged by Carria Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and guest judge, season 24 winner Rashad Jennings. In the end it was Team ’70s Football that pulled ahead with a 37/40 score while Team ’50s Tennis was only awarded 33/40.
With so many dances packed into only an hour, there were only minutes to spare for Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews to announce who was in jeopardy and who was going home. In the end, Kareem Abudul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold, Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson, and Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko were announced as the bottom three. Unfortunately for basketball fans it was both basketball players Abdule-Jabbar and Ogunbowale who were sent home while Luge Olympian Chris Mazdzer was deemed safe.
The scoring for the night was:
Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten – 37/40
Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson – 37/40
Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko – 33/40
Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson – 33/40
Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber – 33/40
Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess – 30/40
Jennie Finch Daigele and Keo Motsepe – 26/40
Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold – 26/40
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.