'Dancing With the Stars' 2017 Cast: Is Normani Kordei The Frontrunner For Season 24 Mirrorball? [VIDEO]
Normani Kordei is cementing herself as a real frontrunner on season 24 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
Kordei has had the highest scoring dance on Dancing With the Stars for the past two weeks, so it's clear that she is here to stay. The Fifth Harmony member received a 34 out of 40 from the judges Monday night for her Foxtrot with Val Chmerkovskiy. This gave her the highest score of the season thus far, which may signify that she is the one to beat.
The couple's average score is a 31 out of 40, putting them at the top of the leaderboard in a tie with Simone Biles and her partner, Sasha Farber. On an even more impressive level, Kordei is also flying out to perform with the rest of Fifth Harmony for their worldwide tour as she's continuing with DWTS.
So who is Kordei's biggest competition for the Mirrorball trophy? Biles is certainly bound to give her a run for her money considering her high scores and winning personality. There's also Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, who are very close to topping the leaderboard themselves. Then there's Heather Morris, whose partner, Maks Chmerkovskiy, has been out of commission for two weeks due to an injured calf muscle. Morris has thrived nonetheless with her replacement partner, Alan Bersten, and is very much in the hunt still.
There are also a few older contenders in the mix. David Ross and Lindsay Arnold have become fan favorites due to his "dad" archetype and positive personality, while Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev are bringing elegance and style and receiving high scores from the judges.
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It's not going to be an easy fight for Kordei on Dancing With the Stars moving forward, but if she continues at her current pace it's hard to imagine her in the finals at least.
Dancing With the Stars season 24 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.