Normani Kordei (‘Dancing with the Stars’) on new Fifth Harmony album and getting support from her band mates

“It meant the absolute most to me, especially because they know that this is something that I wanted for so long. We have always been very supportive of each other,” said singer Normani Kordei in a recent interview with Billboard. She was discussing her fellow band members in Fifth Harmony and how supportive they were when Kordei joined “Dancing with the Stars” for season 24. Fifth Harmony even showed up to perform for Kordei’s dance on “Most Memorable Year” night. “I enjoyed the fact that they came on and made time … They were just as dedicated as I was and it really does mean a lot.”

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Kordei has emerged as a strong contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy, a close second to frontrunner Simone Biles as of this writing. In the past five weeks she has already topped the judges’ leaderboard three times, including last week for her “Mulan”-inspired paso doble for “Disney Night.”

Fifth Harmony’s touring schedule has made it harder for Kordei to train for “DWTS” each week, but even though the touring is finished she’s not done multitasking. Now she’s balancing the ballroom with a new Fifth Harmony album that’s in the works. “We have new music coming,” she explained. “The more intense and further the competition gets, the more that I have to do [such as] having to learn more dances, and also be in a recording studio.”

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