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The all-athletes season of DWTS kicked off last night with some serious dance movies. It’s highly competitive professional athletes paired with professional dancers; you know this was going to get serious. So, who's left on Dancing with the Stars after the elimination at the end of the premiere?

 

If you missed last night’s episode and are looking to catch up, it’s worth going back and watching some of these couples tear up the dance floor with routines that ran the gamut of everything from the cha cha to some steamy salsa. But you should also know that Dancing with the Stars season 26 is just four short weeks long, meaning each and every episode will end with a brutal double elimination. Ouch.

 

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Before we get into who's left on Dancing with the Stars, a brief rundown of the couples, their chosen dance and music, as well as the scores judges gave them:

 

Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson
Salsa, “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull
Judges’ Score: 21/30

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold
Cha Cha, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder
Judges’ Score: 17/30

Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe
Foxtrot, “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood
Judges’ Score: 21/30

Jamie Anderson and Artem Chigvintsev
Viennese Waltz, “Feeling Good” by Avicii
Judges’ Score: 19/30

Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten
Salsa, “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor
Judges’ Score: 23/30

Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko
Salsa, “Them Girls” by Whitney Myer
Judges’ Score: 20/30

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson
Cha Cha, “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul
Judges’ Score: 24/30

Johnny Damon and Emma Slater
Foxtrot, “Centerfield” by John Fogerty
Judges’ Score: 18/30

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber
Foxtrot, “When You Believe” by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
Judges’ Score: 23/30

Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess
Cha Cha, “Finesse” by Bruno Mars
Judges’ Score: 24/30

At the end of all the breathtaking routines, three couples are declared to be considered for elimination: Jamie and Artem, Tonya and Sasha and Johnny and Emma. It’s unclear why Tonya and Sasha are up for elimination instead of Kareem and Lindsay, who only scored a 17 from the judges — but it doesn’t matter for long when they’re declared safe.

 

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So, who's left on Dancing with the Stars after the season 26 premiere?

The couples sent home were Jamie and Artem and Johnny and Emma. That means you’ll get to watch Chris and Witney, Kareem and Lindsay, Jennie and Keo, Mirai and Alan, Arike and Gleb, Adam and Jenna, Tonya and Sasha and Josh and Sharna foxtrot into another week. Looks like those figure skating skills really are translating to the Dancing with the Stars stage.