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Normani Kordei And Simone Biles Find A Friendship Amidst “DWTS” Competition

Simone Biles and Normani Kordei friendship-3Now that Simone Biles has acknowledged Normani Kordei, the two ladies have grown closer. The two “Dancing With The Stars” contestants recently spent some more time together rehearsing for their group number which gave them plenty of time to have girl talk, especially when it comes to Simone’s new love life.

The gymnast hasn’t been shy in admitting she’s only had one date, but that seems to have led to late night FaceTime calls that Normani called her out on.
Simone Biles and Normani Kordei friendship-2Normani may be giving Simone some love advice off screen, but while on the “DWTS” show, the singer is Simone’s go-to for dancing advice as well.

Watch the short behind-the-scenes clip of the ladies below.

(Photo credit: Simone Biles Instagram account)

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Normani Kordei Returns To A Construction Site For Another Nearly Perfect “Dancing With The Stars” Routine

Normani Kordei Returns To A Construction Site For Another Nearly Perfect Dancing With The Stars RoutineNormani Kordei survived another week on “Dancing With The Stars,” even after a shocking elimination. Normani’s solo routine with partner Val Chmerkovskiy to the Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” was nearly perfect again, just two points short of a perfect 40. But those high scores might not offer the same reassurances they once did.  That’s because Heather Morris got the boot on Monday night–despite scoring a perfect 40 for her dance.

“By Heather going home it shows that it’s super unpredictable and it comes down to the fans voting,” Normani said in an interview after. “I was really nervous, especially because I was in jeopardy last week.”

Normani’s routine for the “Girl Groups Vs. Boy Bands” episode had her revisiting the vibes of the “Work From Home” music video. She was joined by Val and a couple more construction workers for the performance, which saw her getting flipped up in the air and landing in the splits. It was another fan favorite that earned high marks, but one judge thought the routine didn’t have enough traditional salsa style in it.

Normani came into the show confident that she could top her “Mulan” routine. But after the surprise elimination of Heather and her partner, Val’s brother Maks Chmerkovskiy, she looked a little shook up in a post-show interview.

See Normani’s routine and the ladies’ dance to “BO$$” below, plus watch an interview with Normani from after the show to see where her head’s at.

(Photo credit: “Dancing With The Stars” YouTube account)

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Normani Kordei Works Up A Sweat In Behind-The-Scenes “DWTS” Rehearsal Footage

Normani Kordei bts DWTS-1Normani Kordei is still going strong on “Dancing With The Stars” and for Monday night’s theme, the contestants will be dancing a boy band vs. girl groups night. The singer will hit the dance floor to perform a salsa routine to The Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up,” but will also perform alongside Simone Biles, Heather Morris and Nancy Kerrigan for a team dance.

For the past couple of days, Normani, Simone and “DWTS” have been giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at what’s been going down during rehearsals. Now that the two have become reacquainted, the Fifth Harmony singer and Simone have become fast friends in the dance studio.

See photos and video of Normani’s “DWTS” rehearsals below.

(Photo credits: Normani Kordei Twitter account; DWTS and Simone Biles Instagram accounts)

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Normani Kordei Is Feeling The Heat On “Dancing With The Stars”

Normani Kordei Is Feeling The Heat On Dancing With The StarsTeam Valmani gave the hosts at “Access Hollywood Live” a chance to pepper them with questions about their almost-perfect “Mulan” dance routine from Monday. In the process, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei reflected on her journey through “Dancing With The Stars” so far, including how intense things are getting now.

“I feel like I’ve learned a lot–definitely,” Normani shared. “And I feel that we’re getting even more heated just because of the intensity of the competition.” Normani seems like she wasn’t quite as ready as she thought she was when the show started: “I have a dance background, but this is a whole different ballgame.”

Her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, seems to be pretty proud of Normani’s progress. He sees a clear path forward to victory. “I just think that we need to steal the show every Monday night, four more times,” he said.

Watch their entire interview below.

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Normani Kordei Reveals Which Of The Remaining Members Of Fifth Harmony Is An Evil Queen

Normani Kordei Plays Mulan For Dancing With The Stars, Reveals Which Member Of Fifth Harmony Is Maleficent featureNormani Kordei is still dominating the “Dancing with the Stars” competition. The Fifth Harmony singer scored a 39 out of 40 on Monday night as she and partner Val Chmerkovskiy got manly to the classic Disney song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You.”

Even though her bandmates couldn’t make it to this episode, the group was still on Normani’s mind in an interview. Normani was asked which Disney princess each member of the group most resembled.

Normani picked Mulan for herself. Unsurprisingly, she drew a connection between Dinah Jane Hansen and Moana. Ally Brooke Hernandez is apparently an Emma Watson-type as Normani thought she resembled Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.” But her pick for Lauren Jauregui was a little less flattering.

For Lauren, Normani reportedly picked Maleficent, the villainous queen who put Sleeping Beauty to rest.

See Normani’s “Mulan” dance routine and catch some interviews from Monday night below.

(Photo credit: “Dancing with the Stars” YouTube account)

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“Dancing With The Stars” Is About To Make A Man Out Of Normani Kordei For Disney Night

Valmani tease their mulan danceNormani Kordei and “DWTS” partner Val Chmerkovskiy are giving fans a sneak peek into their upcoming “Mulan”-inspired Paso Doble routine. Monday night will be Disney night for the “Dancing With The Stars” contestants and Val is describing the performance as a “very macho dance.”

“Otherwise, it’s very conservative in here,” Val added. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Normani’s partner had nothing but good things to say about the Fifth Harmony singer and how happy they are that they can fully focus on the competition. “I feel like now we actually have a week we don’t have to rush or stress out as much as we were,” Normani explained.

“We were literary pulling our hair out. Well, I know I was.”

Watch the ET interview with ValMani below.

(Photo credit: Normani Kordei Instagram account)

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