There's no doubt Dancing with the Stars fans will see more of Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan this season. But for how long?
In each of the past four seasons, all of the couples have been asked back to do a short turn on the dance floor during the finale. Ballas claims the couple will enjoy more than the typical 10 seconds; they'll perform an entire paso doble or cha cha.
"She was voted off too early," Ballas told TV Guide. "She's great, she's lovely, and she was by far the best dancer. No one can take that away from her. So I want to come back to avenge her."
How romantic. And slightly frightening.
"People say she came too far too fast," Ballas added about his new love. "But in the beginning, when I first met her, she was clueless. She could stand with her knees bent and go "Yeah, yeah, boom, boom, hip hop.' But as far as having your feet turned out properly, your hair in a wonderful beehive hairdo and a ballroom gown with feathers at your feet? She didn't know how to do that. It's a totally different kettle of fish."
Perhaps Ballas should stick to dancing instead of metaphors. But we do hope he and Bryan get a chance to prove they belonged in the finals alongside Melanie Brown and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Fortunately, Mark and Sabrina have both signed on to join the third Dancing with the Stars national tour, which kicks off December 18th in Seattle.
"It means a lot to us to be able to carry on performing," said Ballas. "And I want to show Sabrina's full potential. I really wanted to show America what she could do. I know there was a lot more I could've pulled out of her if we had stayed in the competition. So I'm definitely going to be pulling out all the stops on the tour."