Fresh off an 11-hour flight from Japan, Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei swooped onto the Dancing with the Stars dance floor for an invigorating cha-cha routine with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on Monday night’s episode (March 27).
Shimmering in gold, Kordei and Chmerkovskiy scored 32 points out of 40 for the routine set to Sigala’s “Give Me Your Love.”
Even though Chmerkovskiy said that learning new routines while traveling put the pair under “a lot of pressure,” neither showed signs of jet lag as Kordei impressed with a well-placed kick.
Judge Julianne Hough was so impressed, she said she “wants to dance” with Kordei, and added “you’re amazing.”
“I guess the key to looking amazing is flying to Japan,” Hough said.
Carrie Ann Inaba praised the duo, particularly Kordei, who she called a “superstar,” “dazzling,” and “sexy.” “That was truly dancing with a star,” she said. “Brilliant.”
Len Goodman complimented the duo for dancing a full routine and not taking the easy way out, awarding them his first “8” score of the season. “I thought it was terrific,” he said. Bruno Tonioli called it “jet set…I’m going to fly with you, honey.”
Harmonizers need to hit the phones to vote for Kordei, who is heading back to the airport for another show with Fifth Harmony in China. To vote, dial: 1 (800) 868-3410
Watch the performance below.