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Robbed! Normani Kordei Finishes Third On “Dancing With The Stars”

Robbed! Normani Kordei Finishes Third On Dancing With The Stars featureNormani Kordei was among those shocked on Tuesday night when she took third place in the “Dancing With The Stars” finale. The Fifth Harmony singer seemed like a frontrunner to win the season, but she was diplomatic speaking on the loss afterwards.

“You’re never really guaranteed,” she said of the final decision. “It was quite a shocker for me as well, but I’ve gained so much from this experience.” Normani is coming away from her third-place finish with a smile.

“I’m so happy, and I can’t even begin to express you know the gratitude that I carry and the blessing especially because I have a lifelong friend now,” she said of her dancing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. Val wasn’t the only friend Normani had by her side last night.

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A Twisted Ankle Isn’t Slowing Normani Kordei Down One Bit

normani dances through ankle injuryMonday night, Normani Kordei and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy once again wowed the crowd on “Dancing With the Stars,” landing the duo a score of 78/80. Tuesday, the audience will see if Valmani will take home the coveted mirror-ball trophy. Normani will be dancing against David Ross and Rashad Jennings and their partners in the final leg of the competition.

Normani reported that she had a twisted ankle late last week, but that didn’t slow her down or hinder her performance.

Check out her performance on Monday night’s telecast below.

(Photo credit: Normani Kordei Instagram account)

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Normani Kordei Crowned As Possibly The Best Female Dancer In “DWTS” History

Normani Kordei Crowned As Possibly The Best Female Dancer In DWTS HistoryWeek after week, Normani Kordei continues to stand above the rest on “Dancing with the Stars.” The Fifth Harmony member received her second perfect score this week with a routine that people are still talking about. Carrie Ann Inaba, one of the show’s judges, is one of those people.

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Carrie praises Normani and Val Chmerkovskiy’s contemporary routine as the one she would watch over and over again. More than that, the judge insists that Normani “has turned out to be one of the best female dancers” in the history of the show.

An additional interview from Carrie’s time at the Access Hollywood studio is something Normani should consider listening closely to after the high praise. Carrie believes the Fifth Harmony singer has what it takes to win it all, but she could face the largest challenge out of anyone.

“Normani just has to keep doing what she’s doing,” Carrie says. “But like everybody does at this stage in the game, they have to surprise us, which is going to be challenging for Normani because she’s shown us so much already.”

Hear what Carrie has to say about Normani below.

Do you agree that she’s shaping up to be the best female dancer in the show’s history?

(Photo credit: HemoAndMani Twitter account)

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Normani Kordei Thanks Ellen DeGeneres For Helping Fifth Harmony After Camila Cabello Quit

Normani Kordei appears on EllenNormani Kordei appeared as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the first time on Monday morning along with her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The dancing duo were on the show celebrating the perfect score they received last Monday night as well as discuss how Fifth Harmony has been doing since Camila Cabello’s departure.

“We just take it day by day. You know life kind of happens, it’s been four to five years,” Normani said. “We really appreciated the picture that you put out, it was absolutely incredible.” Normani said referring to the edited promo photo of Ellen cropped in as the fifth member. The photoshopped photo quickly went viral as a new Twitter challenge to find the group’s fifth member.

Watch the full interview below.

(Photo credit: Normani Kordei 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 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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