Somber Wynonna Judd Says ‘DWTS’ Was ‘Terrifying’

by | April 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM | Dancing With The Stars, Interview

"DWTS": Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani (Photo: ABC)

After Wynonna Judd was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” on Tuesday night, her co-star Lisa Vanderpump told reporters she’d like the country singer to join her show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“!

The two struck up a fast friendship, and when asked who she’d like to see on the next season of “RHOBH,” Lisa said, “Wynonna! She’s been let go from the ["DWTS"] competition. Get your butt over here and help me out with these bitches! What’s wrong with that?”

Reporters wondered if she was joking, but it was clear that the Beverly Hills restaurateur WAS serious about keeping in touch with the Southern singer, saying, “I’m going to visit her, because my husband and her husband have really bonded.”

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Meanwhile, a somber Wynonna, who had revealed to reporters Monday night that her husband Cactus Moser was walking again thanks to a prosthetic leg, said in her Tuesday exit interview after the show, “I am feeling like I’m in a really weird movie and it’s over too soon. Gosh, what am I going to do now? Tomorrow, am I going to sleep in? Am I going to get up? I don’t have [dance] practice.”

The 48-year-old country legend confided to xfinityTV that she was disappointed to have not made it through. “We had a meeting this afternoon about our outfit for next week. My mom [Naomi Judd] was planning on coming.”

However, Wynonna and Tony Dovolani received the lowest score on Monday night, just 15 out of 30 points for their Def Leppard-themed samba. And the singer said she just had a premonition on Tuesday that her number was up: “I was quiet all day. I just knew.”

She said she’d faced one of her biggest fears by doing “DWTS,” reminding reporters, “I said no to the last six seasons because of this very thing, competition. I’m not a competitive person by nature. This was terrifying.” Still, she achieved so much. “I never thought I could move — or do — what I have.”

Wynonna formed a strong connection with Tony and she vowed, “We’ll be friends forever.” In fact, Wynonna broke into tears when Tony read a supportive text he had sent the country singer during the season aloud to reporters. “He’s tough and tender and he’s funny,” she said.

“I loved every moment I spent with Wynonna,” Tony declared. “She’s going be in my life for the rest of my life.”

Wynonna plans to work on her new record and get back onstage “and sing, which is what God gave me the gift to do.”

The flame-haired star believes she lost weight while doing the show, going down one dress size. “The wardrobe people have reminded me of that. [Tony] said throw the scale away, it’s not about that. Just do the work and the rest will follow and he’s right. The weight thing is a symptom, not the problem. It’s not what we’re eating but what’s eating us. I know too much about all that. And he said, ‘just dance.’ When you dance four hours a day, something good is going to happen,” she said.