Just days ahead of the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale, Normani Kordei suffered a brutal injury while rehearsing with Val Chmerkovskiy. Watch her ankle roll while she practiced her dance here.
Normani Kordei, 21, is without a doubt the frontrunner to win season 24 of Dancing With The Stars, but she was injured while working on her freestyle routine this week! A video of the Fifth Harmony singer’s rehearsal with Val Chmerkovskiy, obtained by TMZ, shows her leaping up in the air, then landing awkwardly on her right foot. It all happened very quickly, but you can see Normani’s ankle roll as she stumbled and grabbed onto her partner for stability. The 21-year-old was unable to start dancing again right away, and Val had to bring her ice so she could rest for a few moments. The video clip ends before it’s clear if Normani got more medical attention.
It’s unlikely that this will pull Normani and Val from the competition, although they may have to alter their finale routine just a bit to avoid putting anymore strain on that foot. The May 22 episode will be the biggest night of competition yet, with the remaining three contestants performing Freestyle routines that they’ve been working hard on all week long. Normani and Val will be going up against Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater and David ross and Lindsay Arnold for the Mirror Ball trophy.
Normani has consistently performed well all season long, with Week 5 being her breakout week. For her Disney-themed Paso Doble, Normani received three 10s and one 9 from the judges, and she’s continuously been at the top of the leaderboard ever since. During the Semifinals, she received a perfect score for her incredible Jazz routine. Hopefully this injury won’t hold her back in the finale!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Normani will win this season of Dancing With The Stars?