Wynonna Judd revealed she is nervous about her upcoming turn on Dancing with the Stars.
The country music icon said that she is experiencing “performance anxiety” over her appearance on ABC’s hit celebrity dance competition. Although Judd has been performing country music for years, this hasn’t prepared her for DWTS.
“My fans have been saying to me, ‘You’re an incredible talent and I know you’re going to do great. Just enjoy it and relax,'” Wynonna Judd explained. “Relax? Really? In front of millions of people… OK.”
To help guide her into the Dancing with the Stars experience, Wynonna Judd has reached out to former contestant Kirstie Alley.
“When I talked to Kirstie, she said, ‘You know what? It’ll be the most fun you’ll ever have, and it’ll be the hardest you’ll ever work. She said it absolutely put a fire under her butt and a pep in her step,” the singer explained.
Wynonna Judd said she also expects her mother Naomi and her sister Ashley to be in the Dancing with the Stars audience at some point during the competition.
Joining Judd for this season of Dancing with the Stars is 56-year-old Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill. Although Hamill is the oldest member of the DWTS cast this season, her age doesn’t appear to be slowing her down whatsoever.
“I’m used to being on skates and pushing and gliding this way. I don’t do well in shoes. I have spent most of my life in ice skates. I’m sure for [pro partner Tristan McManus] it must be kind of frustrating because he says, ‘Just step forward,’ and I go, ‘Whoosh,'” she said.
In addition to Judd and Hamill, this season of DWTS will feature Zendaya Coleman, Andy Dick, D.L. Hughley, Jacoby Jones, Victor Ortiz, Kellie Pickler, Ingo Rademacher, Aly Raisman, and Lisa Vanderpump.
You can catch the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars on March 18. Are you looking forward to seeing Wynonna Judd on ABC’s dance competition?
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