Anderson stumbled on technique Monday night in an Amy Winehouse-themed cha-cha-cha that was long on boozy attitude but short on correct moves. In the seconds after the dance ended Monday she was apologizing to her partner Tristan MacManus.
"Sorry ... nerves ... I screwed up so many things ... I did terrible."
Anderson was never going to go far in a competition filled with younger, more athletic dancers. But she did bring an actressy quality to her dance. She referred to the dances as "plays" and revealed Tuesday that she hopes to be on Broadway someday.
"I'm gonna end up in musical theater. I'm gonna be on Broadway," said Anderson. And indeed it's not hard to envision her as a Roxie in "Chicago" somewhere, or a Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls."
Anderson was joined in the show's bottom three by Season 2 champ Drew Lachey and reality star Bristol Palin.
In rehearsal footage aired Tuesday, Anderson talked about how much she had enjoyed learning to dance in Season 10, and how challenging it was.
"Every week we get to perform a little play," she said. "It's harder than it looks to do everything. It's a challenge from head to toe."
Tuesday's elimination show featured performances by Justin Bieber and Pitbull.