For the very first time, three couples were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday, May 14, 2018. That means only three couples are left for next week's finale when the champion will be presented with the Mirror Ball trophy. Retired Chicago Cubs catcher and Season 24 runner-up David Ross did a fantastic job as a guest judge. Because he was the fourth judge, the competitors could have earned 40 points. Couples could also earn an extra two points for winning the dance-off. Not only did the remaining six couples compete in their individual dances, but they also competed in a Ballroom Battle where two couples performed the same dance side by side to the same music.

Dancers eliminated

Retired Olympic softball player Jennie Finch Daigle and her pro partner Keo Motsepe were eliminated. They received a score of 29 for their Viennese Waltz. They competed against Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber in the dance-off. It was a close call, but Tonya and Sasha received the two extra points for the Cha-Cha.

Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer and pro partner Witney Carson were eliminated. They received a score of 33 for their Foxtrot. They competed against Josh Norman and Sharna Burness in the dance-off. Both couples did well with their Salsa, but Josh and Sharna won the round.

Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu and pro partner Alan Bersten were sent home even though they did really well with their Quickstep and ended up with a score of 35.

Mirai and Adam Rippon went head-to-head with a Jive in the dance-off, but Adam and Jenna Johnson received the extra points.

Couples going to the finals

Viewers are not surprised that Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is competing in next week's finale episode. He has been the fan favorite all season. He and pro partner Jenna Johnson performed a Contemporary dance and received 39 out of 40 points.

It was the highest score of the night. They also received extra points for winning the battle round.

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess received a score of 36 for their Contemporary dance, as well as the extra points during the team dance.

Former figure skater Tonya Harding worked really hard during the four-week competition.

She thought her reputation would have caused her to get eliminated early, but she made it to the end with pro partner Sasha Farber. They received a score of 33 for their Rumba plus two extra points for winning the dance-off.

Which athlete do you think will take home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy next week at the end of this short season? "Dancing With The Stars" has been known to have surprises. Therefore, the one that America thinks deserves to win might not win after all.