Dancing with the Stars, DWTS Cast

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Dancing With the Stars has lost its first two stars.

In the first elimination show of the season, the ABC reality hit pulled a double elimination: Diana Nyad, the world record-breaking swimmer, and former NHL star Sean Avery were the first celebrities to find themselves ousted from the ballroom on Monday, March 24.

 Kind of shocked that Star Wars' Billy Dee Williams managed to avoid elimination? Us, too!

And in what we think is a kind of mean twist, Nyad was forced to perform the dances they had been rehearsing for all week immediately after learning they were eliminated from the competition. Avery, meanwhile, learned of his ousting after performing a salsa, which scored him 21 points.

As for the stars still left in the competition, Olympian Charlie White once again found himself a few steps ahead of the competition, earning two 9s, but a 7 from Len Goodman, who thought he and his partner broke the rules of the tango.

The night's other top performers were Big Time Rush member James Maslow, who matched White's score of 25 with his impressive salsa, and White's very own Olympic ice dancing partner (and gold medalist!) Meryl Davis, who also scored a 25. Talk about friendly competition!

And Williams found himself at the bottom of the scoreboard for the second week in a row, scoring just a 15 from the three judges for his tango.

Here's a rundown of the night's scores:

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 25
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd:
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy:
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 24
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 22
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 21
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 21
NeNe Leakes and Tony  Dovolani: 21
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: 15

Do you think the right stars were eliminated? Do you have an early favorite to win Season 18? Sound off in the comments!

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