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Ten athletes compete in a four week competition for the mirrorball trophy, and for the first time in Dancing With the Star history, two couple will be voted off on the season premerie.

First up is Chris Mazdzer, who won an Olympic medal for Men's Single Luge event. He's partnered with Witney Carson to dance the alsa to “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba -7    Len Goodman - 7     Bruno Tonioli -  7      Total Score = 21

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is partnered with  Lindsay Arnold to dance the cha cha to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 6    Len Goodman - 5     Bruno Tonioli - 6       Total Score = 17

Olympic gold medal winnning softball player, Jennie Finch Daigle partners with Keo Motsepe to dance the foxtrot to “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 7   Len Goodman - 7     Bruno Tonioli - 7       Total Score = 2

Two time Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder, Jamie Anderson is paired with Artem Chigvintsev to dance the Viennese waltz to “Feeling Good” by Avicii.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 6   Len Goodman - 7     Bruno Tonioli - 6       Total Score = 19

Mirai Nagasu, Olympic bronze medal winning figure skater, partners with Alan Bersten dance the salsa to “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 7   Len Goodman - 8     Bruno Tonioli - 8       Total Score = 23

Awarded the Most Valuable Player award when her team won the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament, Notre Dame junior and basketball player Arike Ogunbowale is partnered with Gleb Savchenko as they dance the salsa to “Them Girls” by Whitney Myer.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 7   Len Goodman - 6     Bruno Tonioli - 7       Total Score = 20

Adam Rippon, Olympic bronze medal winning figure skater is paired with Jenna Johnson to dance the cha cha to “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 8    Len Goodman - 8     Bruno Tonioli - 8       Total Score = 24

Two time World Series champion, baseball great Johnny Damon dances with Emma Slater to the foxtrot to “Centerfield” by John Fogerty.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 6    Len Goodman - 6     Bruno Tonioli - 6       Total Score = 18 

World famous figure skater Tonya Harding partners with Sasha Farber to dance the foxtrot to “When You Believe” by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 8    Len Goodman - 8     Bruno Tonioli - 7       Total Score = 23

NFL cornerback Josh Norman is partnered with Sharna Burgess to dance the cha cha to “Finesse” by Bruno Mars.

Scores:  Carrie Ann Inaba - 8    Len Goodman - 8     Bruno Tonioli - 8       Total Score = 24

Three teams are in jeopardy: Tonya and Sasha, Johnny and Emma, and Jamie and Artem.

The two teams going home are Johnny and Emma and Jamie and Artem. 

 

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Dancing With the Stars: Athletes Season 26 Episode 1 Quotes

Luge is a mental sport. Everything is happening so fast that if you think, it's already too late.

Chris Mazdzer

There’s a flag on the play as Adam Rippon unleashes his inner Beyonce.

Erin