Normani Kordei is ready to heat up the ballroom!
The Fifth Harmony
star is currently gearing up for week five of Dancing With the Stars
, and when ET crashed one of her rehearsals with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy, they teased what fans can expect to see when they perform a Mulan
-inspired Paso Doble during the competition show's "Disney Night" on Monday.
"It's a very macho dance, I'm trying to get into the mood," Val told ET's Cameron Mathison. "Otherwise, it's very conservative in here."
"Blame it on the Paso Doble!" Normani joked.
But all jokes aside, Val said they've been having an "awesome time," and they're "excited" to show #TeamValmani fans how hard they've been working. Now that Normani has officially wrapped her tour with Fifth Harmony, the two can fully focus on Dancing With the Stars.
"I feel like now we actually have a week we don't have to rush or stress out as much as we were," she explained. "We were literary pulling our hair out. Well, I know I was."
"It's awesome to also have a chance for her to live beyond rushing in and out of rehearsal onto stage, out of stage, recording," added Val. "I mean, she's still going to record with Fifth Harmony, but at least we don't have to fly for 20 hours a week."
Val gave ET an example of what rehearsals looked like abroad, detailing their recent trip to Singapore ahead of Most Memorable Year week.
"We were looking for a place in the hotel, we had like an hour and a half to rehearse, and [we] were like, 'Do you have an empty room? Like a convention room or whatever?' And they were like, 'No,'" he recalled. "So we're in the middle of the lobby, and I was like, 'OK, are you cool with practicing here?' She's like, 'Yeah, I'm cool.'"
"Literally there were like workers carrying food," added Normani.
Despite not getting much sleep on the road, their hard work has been paying off! And they're not stopping any time soon, especially because Val is determined to place higher than his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
, who's partnered with Heather Morris this season. Although he's been sitting out due to a calf injury (Alan Bersten has been temporarily replacing him), Val knows his brother is fighting hard to make a comeback.
"It's going to be really cold blooded," Val said if the competition comes down to him and his brother. "First off, we love each other, but we're very competitive. Both of us are very competitive and proud, so as proud as I am of him, I'm also proud of Normani and the journey that we've been through."
"At this point it's not remotely about my brother, it's all about us, and it's all about getting [Normani] that mirror ball trophy."