updated 09/25/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/25/2012 AT 8:35 AM ET
Scoring an evening low of 17 points, Anderson, 45, told reporters backstage after the show, “Humans aren’t perfect, and I think it was very brave of us to go that strong with our emotional connection about the dance.”
“I think there was a lot of good stuff about it,” she continued. “I take it seriously. I write down the song and think about my own personal experiences.”
Anderson admits she’s not the master of fancy footwork, but she hopes viewers can see past it for different reasons.