04/03/2013 05:36 pm ET

Wynonna Judd 'Devastated' After 'Dancing With The Stars' Elimination

Wynonna Judd is devastated over her "Dancing With The Stars" elimination this week.

I’m devastated in a way because of Tony. I wanted to be the brightest student in the class,” Judd told Access Hollywood, referring to her pro partner and former "DWTS" winner Tony Dovolani. “So, it’s a real roller coaster ride.”

On Tuesday, Judd became the first contestant of the dance competition's 16th season to be sent packing. Dorothy Hamill withdrew from the competition during the first elimination so no addition additional contestants were sent home.

"I faced some of my biggest fears," Judd said on stage after learning of her elimination. "This is the hardest job I've ever had ... I did the best I could."

Though Judd admitted that she had suspected that she was going to get the boot, she told Us Weekly that the elimination was still hard to swallow.

"It's a bittersweet thing. I have so much to be grateful for," she said. "I don't want to go home, but I know that it's time for me to be doing something else."

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"Dancing With The Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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