Wynonna Eliminated From Dancing With the Stars

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Wynonna Eliminated From Dancing With the Stars

Published on April 03, 2013 by CMT News

Host Tom Bergeron (left), Wynonna and Tony Dovolani

After being eliminated from the Dancing With the Stars competition Tuesday night (April 2), Wynonna
provided words of encouragement and optimism for her fans.

“If I can try something this hard, you can, too,” she said
via Twitter. “I hope that I have encouraged some of you to take risks, to go outside your comfort zone.”

After she
and professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were voted off the show, she said, “This is the hardest job I’ve ever loved.
I’m a singer, not a dancer. I’ve faced some of my biggest fears, and I’ve made a lifetime friend out of Tony.”

During
a recent interview with CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Wynonna
talked about the pressure of facing the judges.

“They have their opinions, and they are going to tell you what they
think when we walk away from there,” she said. “We’ll walk away from that, and I’m sure there will be parts of me going, ‘God,
I could have done that better. Man, I could have done this better.’”

However, she added, “I do have a life to go back
to. It’s not like I’m depending on this, you know, to make it in my career. And that’s not an arrogance, either. It’s actually
helpful to go, ‘Oh, I can go back and sing. Oh, yeah — that.’ My new record comes out in June, so I’m moving on.”

One
of the hardest parts of Dancing With the Stars is the heightened anticipation when the drum rolls start before the
weekly results are announced.

“It’s like watching two trapeze artists,” she said. “Are they going to catch each other?
… And you have to wait just a second, and then they drop the bomb. … Your heart just sinks because I’ve watched the faces
of the people. We all get so tight, and we’re pulling for each other. We know it’s a competition. We get it, but I don’t want
to see anyone go because I know they’ve been working just as hard as I have.”

Dovolani put things into perspective.

“It
is a competition at the end,” he said. “I cheer for them when they’re dancing, but when it comes time to eliminate, I’d rather
see them go than me. It’s true.”

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