Wynonna Eliminated From Dancing With the Stars

Keeping Things in Perspective, She Offers Encouragement to Her Fans

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.”