It’s been a whirlwind of a season, with each episode ending with double eliminations for the athletes competing in season 26 of the TV competition. But last night was an even bigger blow to fans of the season studded with star figure skaters because they dismissed not two but three couples. So who’s left on Dancing with the Stars going into the season 26 finale?
Let’s put this another way: after this episode they eliminated half the cast. So did your favorite all-star athlete make it through to the finals? Before we get into who got the ax, a quick breakdown of the couples, their routines and the scores they earned from the judges.
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Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten
Quickstep, “Bo$$” by Ray Chew Live
Judges’ Score: 35/40
Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe
Viennese Waltz, “The Rest of Our Life” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Judges’ Score: 29/40
Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson
Foxtrot, “I Got Rhythm” by Ray Chew Live
Judges’ Score: 33/40
Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber
Rumba,“See You Again” by Tyler Ward
Judges’ Score: 33/40
Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson
Contemporary, “O” by Coldplay
Judges’ Score: 39/40
Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess
Contemporary, “Stand By Me” by Bootstraps
Judges’ Score: 36/40
Ballroom Battle Dance-Off
Tonya and Sasha vs. Jennie and Keo
Cha Cha, “Dance” by DNCE
Winner: Tonya and Sasha
Adam and Jenna vs. Mirai and Alan
Jive, “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
Winner: Adam and Jenna
Chris and Witney vs. Josh and Sharna
Salsa, “WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell Williams
Winner: Josh and Sharna
Who’s left on Dancing with the Stars going into the season 26 finale?
After the epic performances and adrenaline-pumping dance-offs, which couples got the boot? The show said goodbye to Jennie and Keo, Chris and Witney and Mirai and Alan. If you’re scratching your head wondering how the heck that happened when Mirai and Alan earned a 35 out of 40 from the judges, you’re just as baffled as the rest of us. Unfortunately the dance-off in the end of this episode is the closest you’ll get to a freestyle showdown between skating sweethearts Adam and Mirai.
So, who’s left on Dancing with the Stars? After those deep cuts — and, yes, we’re going to be bitter over the Mirai cut for a while — we’re left with Adam and Jenna, Josh and Sharna and Tonya and Sasha. Will the old school skater Tonya knock out the young Olympian Adam in the finals? We’ll just have to wait and see.