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Monday night brings Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes and because this is such a short season, the May 14 show will also feature three eliminations and determine the Season 26 finalists. Each pair is expected to dance twice, with the ballroom battle involved, and DWTS fans are anxious for spoilers about what to expect. Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber will rumba to Tyler Ward’s “See You Again” and DWTS viewers will see Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe tackle the Viennese waltz to the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw song “The Rest of Our Life.” Mirai Nagasu will quickstep with Alan Bersten to “Bo$$” by Ray Chew Live and Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson will also dance to Ray Chew Live, but they’ll use the tune “I Got Rhythm” for their foxtrot.
Abdul-Jabbar struggled with the drastic height difference between him and his pro partner Lindsay Arnold, and the 71-year-old NBA legend was more limited in his movements than his younger “DWTS” rivals in their prime, so he ended up with consistently low scores even though he consistently charmed the judges with his game personality. But most of our readers thought it was time for him to go. 36% of respondents said he and Ogunbowale both deserved to be eliminated, and another 47% said Abdul-Jabbar should have left while Ogunbowale stayed. That’s a whopping 83% who agreed with his ouster.There are now only two episodes left in the season, and Monday night will feature a triple elimination that will wipe out half of the remaining six dancers. What did you think of Monday night’s exits, and who do you think will go next
I actually thought they were more generous in the first week. In seasons past, they gave out 5s and 6s. A lot. However, I will say the scoring come week two’s episode was a little bit all over the place. I know last week that Josh came across as if he had a little less of a sparkle and that was truly because he was so disappointed in himself. He felt like he let the team down, getting those 7s. I really love him for that attitude and approach to it. He’s not in the blame game. He’s not a complainer. He turns up and he’s ready to work. He’s been wanting to do this show for a while, so he’s not about to waste his time complaining about being tired.