|Dancing with the Stars: Athletes|
|Presented By:|| Tom Bergeron|
|Judges:|| Len Goodman|
Carrie Ann Inaba
|Original Run:||30 April - 21 May 2018|
|Celebrity Winner:||Adam Rippon|
|Professional Winner:||Jenna Johnson|
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Dancing with the Stars: Athletes is an interim, special of Dancing with the Stars. It premiered 30 April 2018.
The special lasted four weeks and only featured athletes.
On 21 May 2018, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson were announced as the winners; NFL player Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess placed second; and former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber placed third.
The professional dancers were revealed 12 April 2018. The eight professionals returning from last season are Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater.
The two remaining professional dancers were both in the troupe last season, and have previously been professional dancers on the show: Sasha Farber (last competed in season 24) and Jenna Johnson (last competed in season 23).
The celebrity cast was revealed 13 April on Good Morning America.
|Celebrity||Known for||Professional Partner||Result|
on 30 April 2018
on 7 May 2018
on 14 May 2018
|Adam & Jenna||1||24||37+37=74||39+2=41||30+28=58|
|Josh & Sharna||2||24||30+33=63||36+2=38||27+30=57|
|Tonya & Sasha||3||23||33+33=66||33+2=35||26+30=56|
|Jennie & Keo||4||21||26+37=63||29|
|Chris & Witney||21||33+33=66||33|
|Mirai & Alan||23||37+37=74||35|
|Kareem & Lindsay||7||17||26+33=59|
|Arike & Gleb||20||33+37=70|
|Jamie & Artem||9||19|
|Johnny & Emma||18|
- Red numbers Indicates the lowest score for each week.
- Green numbers Indicates the highest score for each week.
|The returning couple that was the last to be called safe.|
|The couple was eliminated that week.|
|The winning couple.|
|The runner-up couple.|
|The third place couple.|
Average Scoring Chart
This table only counts dances scored on a 30-point scale (scores by guest judges and points awarded in the dance-offs are excluded).
| Rank by|
|1||1||Adam & Jenna||166||6||27.7|
|2||2||Josh & Sharna||155||25.8|
|4||Mirai & Alan||103||4|
|4||3||Tonya & Sasha||151||6||25.2|
|5||7||Arike & Gleb||71||3||23.7|
|6||4||Chris & Witney||94||4||23.5|
|7||Jennie & Keo||88||22.0|
|8||7||Kareem & Lindsay||60||3||20.0|
|9||9||Jamie & Artem||19||1||19.0|
|10||Johnny & Emma||18||18.0|
Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances
The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale (scores by guest judges are excluded) are as follows:
|Dance||Highest scored dancer(s)||Highest score||Lowest scored dancer(s)||Lowest score|
|Salsa||Mirai Nagasu||23||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||19|
|Cha-Cha-Cha|| Adam Rippon|
|Foxtrot|| Mirai Nagasu|
|Viennese Waltz||Tonya Harding||26||Jamie Anderson||19|
|Paso Doble||Josh Norman||23||—||—|
|Quickstep||Adam Rippon||28||Tonya Harding||24|
|Team dances|| Jennie Finch Daigle|
|27|| Kareem Abdul-Jabbar|
|Contemporary||Adam Rippon||29||Josh Norman||27|
|Freestyle|| Tonya Harding|
Couples' Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Dances
Scores are based upon a potential 30-point maximum (team dances and scores by guest judges are excluded).
|Couple||Highest scoring dance(s)||Lowest scoring dance(s)|
|Adam & Jenna||Jazz (30)||Cha-Cha-Cha (24)|
|Josh & Sharna||Freestyle (30)||Paso Doble (23)|
|Tonya & Sasha||Freestyle (30)||Foxtrot (23)|
|Jennie & Keo||Foxtrot & Viennese Waltz (21)||Cha-Cha-Cha (19)|
|Chris & Witney||Viennese Waltz (25)||Salsa (21)|
|Mirai & Alan||Foxtrot (27)||Salsa (23)|
|Kareem & Lindsay||Salsa (19)||Cha-Cha-Cha (17)|
|Arike & Gleb||Foxtrot (24)||Salsa (20)|
|Jamie & Artem||Viennese Waltz (19)||—|
|Johnny & Emma||Foxtrot (18)||—|
Week 1: First Dances
- This week featured a double elimination.
|Chris & Witney||21 (7, 7, 7)||Salsa||"Mr. Put It Down" - Ricky Martin ft. Pitbull||Safe|
|Kareem & Lindsay||17 (6, 5, 6)||Cha-Cha-Cha||"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" - Stevie Wonder||Safe|
|Jennie & Keo||21 (7, 7, 7)||Foxtrot||"All-American Girl" - Carrie Underwood||Safe|
|Jamie & Artem||19 (6, 7, 6)||Viennese Waltz||"Feeling Good" - Avicii||Eliminated|
|Mirai & Alan||23 (7, 8, 8)||Salsa||"No Excuses" - Meghan Trainor||Safe|
|Arike & Gleb||20 (7, 6, 7)||Salsa||"Them Girls" - Whitney Myer||Safe|
|Adam & Jenna||24 (8, 8, 8)||Cha-Cha-Cha||"Sissy That Walk" - RuPaul||Safe|
|Johnny & Emma||18 (6, 6, 6)||Foxtrot||"Centerfield" - John Fogerty||Eliminated|
|Tonya & Sasha||23 (8, 8, 7)||Foxtrot||"When You Believe" - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey||Last to be called safe|
|Josh & Sharna||24 (8, 8, 8)||Cha-Cha-Cha||"Finesse" - Bruno Mars||Safe|
- This week featured a double elimination.
|Josh & Sharna||30 (7, 7, 8, 8)||Paso Doblé||"The Plaza of Execution" - James Horner||Safe|
|Jennie & Keo||26 (6, 7, 7, 6)||Cha-Cha-Cha||"Do It Like This" - Daphne Willis||Safe|
|Kareem & Lindsay||26 (7, 7, 6, 6)||Salsa||"La Malanga" - Eddie Palmieri||Eliminated|
|Chris & Witney||33 (9, 8, 8, 8)||Viennese Waltz||"Next To Me" - Imagine Dragons||Last to be called safe|
|Tonya & Sasha||33 (8, 9, 8, 8)||Quickstep||"Redneck Woman" - Gretchen Wilson||Safe|
|Mirai & Alan||37 (9, 10, 9, 9)||Foxtrot||"It's a Small World" - The O’Neill Brothers Group||Safe|
|Arike & Gleb||33 (8, 9, 8, 8)||Foxtrot||"What About Us" - P!nk||Eliminated|
|Adam & Jenna||37 (9, 9, 9, 10)||Quickstep||"Make Way" - Aloe Blacc||Safe|
| Chris & Witney|
Josh & Sharna
Kareem & Lindsay
Tonya & Sasha
|33 (8, 9, 8, 8)||Team 1950s Tennis||"… Baby One More Time" - The Baseballs|
| Adam & Jenna|
Arike & Gleb
Jennie & Keo
Mirai & Alan
|37 (9, 10, 9, 9)||Team 1970s Football||"Instant Replay" - Dan Hartman|
Week 3: MVP Night (Semifinals)
- This week featured a triple elimination.
- The couples performed one unlearned dance dedicated to the "MVP" in their lives, and participated in "ballroom battle" Dance-Offs for extra points.
- Former contestants were brought in to mentor the couples for the ballroom battles.
|Mirai & Alan||35 (9, 9, 8, 9)||Quickstep||"Bo$$" - Fifth Harmony||Eliminated|
|Jennie & Keo||29 (7, 8, 7, 7)||Viennese Waltz||"The Rest of Our Life" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill||Eliminated|
|Chris & Witney||33 (8, 9, 7, 9)||Foxtrot||"I Got Rhythm" - Ella Fitzgerald||Eliminated|
|Tonya & Sasha||33 (8, 9, 8, 8)||Rumba||"See You Again" - Tyler Ward||Safe|
|Adam & Jenna||39 (10, 10, 9, 10)||Contemporary||"O" - Coldplay||Safe|
|Josh & Sharna||36 (9, 9, 9, 9)||Contemporary||"Stand By Me" - Bootstraps||Last to be called safe|
|Jennie & Keo||Tonya, Jennie, Tonya, Tonya||Jennie (60%)||Cha-Cha-Cha||"Dance" - DNCE||Loser|
|Tonya & Sasha||Winner (2 pts)|
|Adam & Jenna||Adam, Mirai, Mirai, Adam||Adam (64%)||Jive||"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry||Winner (2 pts)|
|Mirai & Alan||Loser|
|Chris & Witney||Chris, Josh, Josh, Josh||Chris (55%)||Salsa||"WTF (Where They From)" - Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams||Loser|
|Josh & Sharna||Winner (2 pts)|
Week 4: Finale
|Tonya & Sasha||26 (8, 9, 9)||Viennese Waltz||"The Time of My Life" - David Cook||Runner-up|
|30 (10, 10, 10)||Freestyle||"I Will Survive" - The Pussycat Dolls|
|Josh & Sharna||27 (9, 9, 9)||Foxtrot||"Conqueror" - The cast of Empire|
|30 (10, 10, 10)||Freestyle||"Walk on Water" - Thirty Seconds to Mars|
|Adam & Jenna||30 (10, 10, 10)||Jazz||"Anything You Can Do" - from Annie Get Your Gun||Winner|
|28 (9, 9, 10)||Freestyle||"Scooby Doo Pa Pa" - DJ Kass|
- This marks the first win for Jenna Johnson.
- Adam Rippon is the first openly gay person to win Dancing with the Stars.
- Having hosted the show for a ninth season, Erin Andrews became the longest running co-host.
- This is the first season that no professionals that have competed from seasons 1 through 15 were competing.