The 30th season of Dancing With the Stars is in full swing, and the celebrity contestants are, once again, vying for that Mirror Ball trophy. Season 30 marks the second time that the cast and crew have filmed the hit dance competition amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has already posed numerous challenges.
Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and his partner, longtime DWTS pro Cheryl Burke, both tested positive for the novel virus ahead of the first live performances. The two performed their routines virtually until being declared safe to come back to set.
The dancers and their partners aren't the only ones who have been affected; judge Derek Hough was absent from the Oct. 4 episode due to a COVID-19 exposure.
With a season that is truly unlike any other, viewers can expect to see plenty of jaw-dropping eliminations. Who went home so far on DWTS Season 30? Read on for the latest.
Christine Chiu and Pasha Pashkov
The Bling Empire star and her pro partner weren't exactly "Lucky" after their Paso Doble performance on Britney Spears night. After a lackluster dance to "Stronger," the duo was in the bottom two along with Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong.
It was the second time that Christine and Pasha were up for elimination, which didn't bode well for their chances.
When it came time for the judges to decide who would stay, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli chose to save the RHOA star (though Len Goodman did not have to cast his vote, he said that he would have saved Christine).
As a longtime fan of the show, Christine certainly had the right passion to make it until the end — but her time as a competitor has now come to an end.
Martin Kove and Britt Stewart
The Cobra Kai actor and martial artist was the first star to get the dreaded chop on Season 30 when he was in the bottom with Christine. After he seemed to lose his place and the routine during his Paso Doble dance in Week 1, Martin did not score well.
In the second week, Martin tried to redeem himself with a Cha-cha-cha performance, but he, once again, received the lowest score of the night. Though Martin was showing improvement, the judges were unanimous in their decision to save Christine and Pasha from elimination and to send home Martin and Britt.
Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess
After a performance that was criticized for far too much "kissing and cuddling" by the judges, Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green and his pro partner Sharna had a lot to make up for.
The judges were impressed by their Tuesday "Disney Villains" performance in which Brian's Captain Barbossa went up against Sharna's Jack Sparrow with full pirate antics. But with a low score of 27/40, they were the first couple sent home.
Matt James and Lindsay Arnold
Former Bachelor Matt James and his pro partner Lindsay Arnold have been favorites to win the entire season of DWTS. After another great performance à la The Jungle Book, judges seemed impressed. However, he still ended up in the bottom three, alongside Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong.
In a shocking double elimination, the judges were split between the two couples. Bruno and Carrie Ann voted for Matt to stay, but Derek voted for Kenya. As the "head judge," Len got to cast the deciding vote, and revealed, "Kenya, you're staying on the show," as the credits rolled.
Quick and heartbreaking, we won't be seeing Matt continue his the Bachelor franchise success on DWTS.
Mel C. and Gleb Savchenko
Despite their near-perfect score of 36/40, former Spice Girl Mel C. and her partner, Gleb, were in the bottom two of audience favorites on Oct. 18, along with Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy, who also scored a 36/40 for "Grease Week." Iman and Daniella had the lowest score of the week, but continue to be audience favorites.
So, it came down to the judges. It was once again a split decision, with head judge Len deciding to save Olivia and Val, sending Mel and Gleb home.
Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong
Real Housewife Kenya and her partner, Brandon, took on the Argentine tango in the theme of Arachnophobia for Horror Night. And the dance landed pretty well with judges, scoring a 32/40. Unfortunately, their tango, despite not being particularly bad, awarded them the worst score of the evening. They landed in the bottom two alongside Suni Lee and Sasha Farber, who scored a 36/40 for the night.
The judges unanimously voted to save Suni and Sasha, sending Kenya and Brandon home.
Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Witney Carson
The Miz and Witney's foxtrot to "Radio Ga Ga" was a weird choice for Queen Night — which may be why they earned a 32/40, tying them for the worst score of the night with Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach. Unfortunately, The Miz didn't win over the judges with his jive to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" either. When the bottom two came down to JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, and The Miz and Witney, unfortunately, there wasn't much of a contest. The judges unanimously voted off the wrestling superstar and his partner.
Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy
On a night filled with Janet Jackson tributes, getting a 36/40 for an Argentine tango to “Any Time, Any Place" just didn't cut it. Nov. 8 marked a double elimination night for the contestants on DWTS, and Olivia and Val were the first of the night to go home due to them being at the very bottom of the bottom three.
Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater
Following Olivia and Val's departure, the bottom two were Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater, and Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev. Having only scored a 32/40 on their cha cha, whereas Melora and Artem got a perfect score, it wasn't much of a surprise when the judges unanimously voted off Jimmie and Emma.
Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev
When the semi-finals arrived on Nov. 15, all the remaining dancers were in for a tough night, attempting to redeem themselves from previously imperfect dances. But Melora and Artem's rumba didn't quite convince the judges that they were worthy of redemption, earning them a 36 out of 40, which is the same score they later got for their contemporary dance. Landing in the very bottom of the bottom three, the pair were sent home first.
Suni Lee and Sasha Farber
Suni and Sasha's redemption foxtrot earned them a 37 out of 40, while their contemporary got them a 38. In the end, the bottom two came down to Suni and Sasha, and Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten. Unanimously, the judges voted to save Amanda and send Suni home.
Who will be the next celebrity to go home? You'll have to tune in to DWTS to find out.
Dancing With the Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, and viewers can catch up the next day on Hulu.