Dancing with the Stars Athletes recap: Six contestants to bust moves in the semi-finals

The six contestants remaining on Dancing with the Stars Athletes are gearing up for the semi-finals of the show!


                            Dancing with the Stars Athletes recap: Six contestants to bust moves in the semi-finals

The six remaining contestants on the show Dancing with the Stars Athletes are ramping up their spring dance training to ready themselves for another double-header, on the semi-finals of 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,' which is scheduled to air on Monday, May 14 on the ABC TV network. 

'Dancing with the Stars' season 24 runner-up David Ross will return to the ballroom as a guest judge alongside other judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba.

In the first round, each couple will perform an individual dance inspired by the MVP in each athlete’s life. Each couple will perform a foxtrot, Viennese waltz, quickstep, rumba or contemporary routine. Then in round two of the evening, the athletes will lace up 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, the audience will be allowed to vote for their favorite couple via an online 'Passion Meter' at abc.com during the live EDT/CDT airing of the show. In the event of a tie on the judges’ panel, the couple that wins America’s Vote will be named the winner of the dance-off.

The couple that wins each dance-off will receive bonus points, which will be combined with their individual dance scores from round one. 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.

The three remaining couples will move on to the finals, airing on May 21, where, at the end of the evening, one of them will be crowned champion and take home the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Each couple will dance to the following songs: 

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

For the Ballroom Battle Dance-Off, the teams are divided up as follows: 

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


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 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closes at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday. When voting online at ABC.com or Facebook, viewers can reallocate their votes until the voting window closes.