The 20-year-old entertainer's pre-taped package was dedicated to her love of song and dance, and featured some kind words of support from her bandmates, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui.
But nothing could match the love she felt when Fifth Harmony hit the stage to sing a cover of "Impossible" that allowed Kordei and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, to pull off a powerful, skillful rumba.
Following the judge's feedback, Kordei and Chmerkovskiy went backstage to talk with co-host Erin Andrews, and were joined by her bandmates. Kordei opened up about what it meant to have her friends perform the song for her routine.
"It was such a special moment," she shared. "I wouldn't be in the position that I'm in without these beautiful girls and I recognize that. They make up [for] all of my weaknesses, and I thank them for that."
As Kordei got emotional and hugged her bandmates, Chmerkovskiy stepped up to share his thoughts about the group's touching connection.
"I've been on tour with them for three weeks now," said Chmerkovskiy, who joined Kordei and Fifth Harmony as they toured Asia while also training for the show. "It's a beautiful thing to see them collectively celebrate each other's individuality."