Sports fans rejoice as one of the most competitive seasons of Dancing with the Stars ever fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 determined athletes who will take to the ballroom floor for their first dance, on the live season premiere of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, MONDAY, APRIL 30 8|7c, on ABC, streaming and on demand.
This season's lineup of athletes includes Olympic figure skaters Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu, former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former World Series-winning Major League Baseball player Johnny Damon, among others – all vying to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy! During the premiere, each couple will perform a cha cha, salsa, foxtrot or Viennese Waltz, and at the end of the night, there will be eliminations based on judges' scores and live viewer votes cast during the show's live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones. See the voting details below and get ready to vote!
When exactly can I vote for Dancing with the Stars: Athletes?
For the first time ever, voting will kick off with the live premiere broadcast (in the ET/CT time zones) on MONDAY, APRIL 30 at 8|7c, where your votes will help determine the couples who move on to the next episode. This vote will be online at dwtslivevote.com only and voting will end shortly after the last couple dances.
Then, at the end of the first episode, overnight voting will open for phone, on ABC.com and Facebook, which will factor into the week two eliminations. Toll free phone voting will be open nationwide from the end of the live show until 5:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Online voting at ABC.com and Facebook will open at the end of the live show and closes at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday May 1.
Online voting on ABC.com and Facebook, along with toll free phone voting, will open during the May 7 and 14 shows at the top of those respective shows on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. ET. Toll free voting will close at 5:00 a.m. ET and online voting will close at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday May 8 and Tuesday May 15, respectively.
What are the toll free phone numbers for voting by phone?
Adam Rippon & Jenna – 1 800 868 3401 FREE
Arike Ogunbowale & Gleb – 1 800 868 3402 FREE
Chris Mazdzer & Witney – 1 800 868 3403 FREE
Jamie Anderson & Artem – 1 800 868 3404 FREE
Jennie Finch Daigle & Keo – 1 800 868 3405 FREE
Johnny Damon & Emma – 1 800 868 3406 FREE
Josh Norman & Sharna – 1 800 868 3407 FREE
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Lindsay – 1 800 868 3408 FREE
Mirai Nagasu & Alan – 1 800 868 3409 FREE
Tonya Harding & Sasha – 1 800 868 3410 FREE
How Many Times Can I Vote?
The number of votes you can submit per each voting method will change as couples get eliminated, but won't go below 5 votes per voting method (online at ABC.com, on Facebook and via toll free voting).
For example, in week one, there are 10 couples and you have 10 votes to allocate among all the competing couples. If you want to vote for a given couple, you can submit up to 10 votes for them on ABC.com, up to 10 votes for them on Facebook and up to 10 votes for them via toll-free phone voting, for a total of up to 30 votes for that couple across all voting methods that week.
If you choose to change and re-save your online votes during an open voting window, only your most recently saved votes will count.
NEW TO VOTING THIS SEASON: During each voting window, when voting online at ABC.com or Facebook, you can reallocate your votes until the voting window closes. Just be sure to hit "save votes" each time you make a change to your votes! But remember, only your most recently saved votes will count.
For more information on how to vote for Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, visit the Vote FAQ.