Although disappointed about her elimination, the “Brady Bunch” star said she never imagined she would make it to Week 7 in the competition.
“Honestly, I thought I’d be lucky if I survived a week,” she said on “Good Morning America” today. “But I just wanted to give it my all. And you know, it was so cool. There were moments in dancing with him [Chigvintsev] that I felt like I was floating.”
The stars stepped back in time on the show’s “era night,” dancing across the decades with individual routines inspired by various eras. The pair steadily improved each week as McCormick earned her highest score — 31 out of a possible 40 points — last week for her samba, but it wasn’t enough to save her from elimination.
“I think we definitely understood each other better towards the last week,” said Chigvintsev. “It’s all a learning process, and everybody learns so differently that you kind of have to adapt to it and see how you can make best of the situation. It was a learning process, but I think we figured it out towards the end.”
McCormick, 60, said she feels “great” after her hard work and commitment on the dance floor.
“I feel so good. I tore two muscles and had to go in for an epidural, which, thank goodness, I could do, because it really helped me get through everything. But I feel great. I can’t wait to go back and do Pilates and swim and jog and do all the things I love.”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.