That date with Mark Ballas sure seems to have paid off for Idol castoff, Pia Toscano. She has been doing the media circuit since getting kicked off and next week she will perform on Dancing with the Stars! And get this, she will be singing for Mark Ballas’ performance! Mark claims that he had nothing to do with the gig and says that he learned of the news when Tom Bergeron announced it on last night’s show. Mark says that it was the producer’s call and he doesn’t need to give Pia any tips because, “she’s awesome.”

~Kellie

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