Talk about a TV producer’s dream come true. “American Idol” beauty Pia Toscano is going to sing on “Dancing with the Stars,” as her new beau, Mark Ballas, dances. Reps for ABC’s hit show confirmed the rumors before Tuesday’s results show, explaining the eliminated “Idol” will perform her song next week. Celebritiy gossip website TMZ.com was the first to report the story, saying “it’s been in the works for a while” but “the deal was sealed” Tuesday afternoon. “Pia’s performance signifies a borderline incestuous cross-pollination between the two biggest shows on TV … “American Idol” and “Dancing”, the website noted.
News of Toscano’s relationship with Ballas broke a few days ago when the NY Post reported “the Howard Beach heartbreaker” had broken up with her boyfriend of four years, Queens caterer Carlos Nunez, in favor of “salsa shaker Mark Ballas.” The paper called it “another shocking elimination,” a reference to reaction when Toscano was booted from “Idol.” Wonder what song she’ll sing. Maybe the theme to “Love Story.”