Music is where I want to be. I think it's hard to be on Dancing With the Stars and be singing. - Juilianne Hough Hough, who was eliminated this season with partner Cody Linley, told E! News ' Ryan Seacrest that she would not return to the show this spring, but she's unsure about the fall.
"I'm not going to be back next season," she told Seacrest. "That's final. I'm definitely not going back next season."
As if to drive the point home further, she also posted a blog about it on her Fancast blog, writing, "I won't be dancing this spring season. I don't know about the fall. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see."
The 20-year-old professional dancer said she wants to focus on her country music career. Hough released her first album earlier this year. The self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart at peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200.
"Music is where I want to be, " Hough said. "I think it's hard to be on Dancing With the Stars and be singing and kind of get that confusion, and so I'm really going to focus on the music."