With Normani Kordei right in the thick of things in "Dancing with the Stars," support from her group mates came in the most powerful way possible, going above and beyond cheers and claps.
ET Online reported that 20-year-old Kordei got the much-needed support from her friends from their signing group Fifth Harmony during her "Most Memorable Year" performance in the reality dancing competition last Monday. The pre-taped package for Kordei revolved around the time when she joined Fifth Harmony and her love for singing and dancing. The video also showcased encouraging words from Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Ally Brooke. Then, the band went up on stage and sang "Impossible."
In turn, Kordei and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, danced to the song with a strong rumba performance. "It was such a special moment," said Kordei, talking to the show's co-host Erin Andrews backstage. "I wouldn't be in the position that I'm in without these beautiful girls and I recognize that. They make up [for] all of my weaknesses, and I thank them for that," she added.
As things got emotional among Kordei and the other girls, Chmerkovskiy stepped in and shared his thoughts about the whole ordeal. "I've been on tour with them for three weeks now," said Chmerkovskiy. "It's a beautiful thing to see them collectively celebrate each other's individuality," he added, pointing out that he joined his partner and the rest of the group in their Asian tour.
Prior to her performance on Monday, Kordei admitted that her groupmates were unable to give her as much support as they would have wanted since they were busy with their tour. Their busy schedule caused Val and Normani to fly back and forth during the first three weeks of "Dancing with the Stars," according to a report from Reality TV World.
Kordei's performance with Chmerkovskiy earned a score of 32 out of a possible 40.