Next up are Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, dancing a contemporary routine to “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton.
Julianne Hough says she was mesmerized by the performance and storytelling. She adds that she commanded the stage. Bruno Tonioli says the storytelling was extraordinary, while Carrie Ann Inaba calls the performance “healing.” Len Goodman praises the routine, adding that he was “spellbound” throughout the entire dance. They score a 40.
Watch Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Breathtaking Contemporary Routine
Welcome to the quarterfinals! The five remaining couples will dance songs picked by their pro partner that best describe their celebrity teammate. In round two, couples will perform in the Trio Round with troupe members chosen by the judges. Featured dance styles include foxtrot, Argentine tango, jive, jazz, paso doble and contemporary. Four couples will earn their spots in the semifinals next week.
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i need normani, rashad and, simone as my final three! #blackexcellence #DWTS
— Broke Homie Maree (@__Maree) May 9, 2017
If the final two isn't Normani & Rashad…. #dwts
— Jenna Johnson Fans (@JennaJ_Fans) May 9, 2017
Normani and Simone are THE cutest #DWTS pic.twitter.com/6hwA37wk48
— mariana xx (@trustnorminah) May 9, 2017
Normani is getting perfect scores tonight ️ #TeamValmani #DWTS
— Z (@Jaurelonely) May 9, 2017
Normani should win this show #DWTS
— Terron (@TeeVanity) May 9, 2017
According to ABC, Kordei “is one-fourth of one of the most popular girl groups in the world, Fifth Harmony. The release of Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album, “7/27,” is the latest in a series of record-breaking accomplishments for the group. “Work from Home,” the album’s 3x-platinum certified first single, earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, notching the top spot on both the Billboard Rhythmic and Pop Songs charts.”
Now in its 24th season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
The remaining contestants include Simone Biles with Sasha Farber, Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy, Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess, David Ross with Lindsay Arnold and Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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