'Dancing with the Stars' 2018 Top 6: Who Went Home Before the Finale?

The biggest names in sports competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars: Athletes put their best foot forward in the semifinals Monday. The stakes remained high as the final six contestants and their partners prepared to secure a spot in this season's finale.

Season 26 of DWTS is the reality series' shortest run yet, clocking in at only four weeks. DTWS host Tom Bergeron to equated the competition to a "ballroom bloodbath," which stemmed from the pressure the athletes have to win over America with their "journey" in a shorter time frame. 

So far, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, retired baseball player Johnny Damon and college athlete Arike Ogunbowale were given the boot following a double elimination. However, the Top 6 entered a triple elimination Monday. See whether your favorite athletes made it through to the finale:

DWTS 2018 Top 6 Results: Who Was Saved and Who Went Home?

149356_9356 “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” host Tom Bergeron (L) is pictured with Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu and dancer Alan Bernsten in a still on episode broadcast May 7, 2018. Nagasu was eliminated in the show's semifinals episode May 14, 2018. ABC/Kelsey McNeal

In the season's first two episodes, the audience vote was combined with the judges' score to determine who the bottom three couples were. From there, two couple's journeys would come to a close. Unlike the previous episodes, each athlete and their partner were also judged on a ballroom battle round against another couple. Once a couple was confirmed as the battle round winner, an additional two points were added to their initial score from judges. Thereafter, all three couples that landed in the bottom were sent home. 

The following three pairs will be performing in the Season 26 finale:

  • Adam Rippon with Jenna Johnson
  • Tonya Harding with Sasha Farber
  • Josh Norman with Sharna Burgess

Luger Chris Mazdzer, softballer Jennie Finch Daigle and figure skater Mirai Nagasu were eliminated after receiving the lowest combined judges and audience score Monday. Mazdzer was paired with Witney Carson, Daigle worked with Keo Motsepe and Nagasu was partnered with Alan Bersten. 

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adam jenna dtws Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon (R) is pictured with dancer Jenna Johnson performing a routine in an episode of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" on May 7, 2018. Rippon is one of the three finalists in Season 26. ABC/Kelsey McNeal

The athlete that receives the Mirrorball Trophy in the upcoming finale will succeed Jordan Fisher, the winner of Season 25 in November 2017. The 24-year-old Disney alum was partnered with Lindsay Arnold, who was kicked off of Season 26 in a double-elimination May 7 with partner Abdul-Jabbar. 

Early guesses placed figure skaters Nagasu and Rippon in the winner's seat, whereas fellow skater Harding was pegged to leave within the first two rounds. 

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes is scheduled to return with its hour-long finale May 21 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.