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American Idol castoff Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas, who are dating in real life, teamed up for a beautiful routine the Dancing With the Stars results show last night.

Pia's early exit from Idol a few weeks ago shocked many, but the girl is still in high demand. Toscano's rendition of The Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You" proved why.

She nailed every note, and this time, there wasn't a panel of judges or voters critiquing her performance. Just her boyfriend Mark accompanying her on the floor:

Quite the night for the show, which also featured two efforts by New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. The only unhappy viewer? Chris Jericho. Sorry man!

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Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas are reportedly together. Romantically.

They'll definitely be together next week as the gone-too-soon American Idol outcast sings and the Dancing With the Stars pro dances on the results show!

Mark's upcoming performance set to the vocal accompaniment of his alleged new love was announced Tuesday, with Mark ever the gentleman in response.

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Apart from saying calling Pia a "phenomenal vocalist," Ballas says he had little in the way of details for this rumored girlfriend's appearance next week.

He denies having anything to do with the planning, saying that he found out about it when the announcement was made on the DWTS results show.

Maybe so, but we doubt he's unhappy about it.

As for his partner in the professional sense, Mark and Chelsea Kane survived another week. He and the Disney star have looked strong thus far!

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In fun celebrity couple news bringing the worlds of American Idol and Dancing With the Stars together, Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas are dating.

Pia and Mark became acquainted while shooting their respective shows and went on their first date Friday. According to reports, it was a 10!

Maybe an awesome date isn't enough to soften the blow of her stunning elimination from American Idol this week, but it can't hurt, right?

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  • Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars

Pia was the instigator of the romance with Mark Ballas, sources say, but there was a surprise matchmaker involved who played a role in setting them up:

WWE great and current DWTS contestant Chris Jericho!

Pia and Mark both shoot American Idol and Dancing With the Stars on the same CBS Television City lot in L.A., and it turns out Pia is pretty resourceful.

She has a friend who is friends with Jericho, so Pia gave her friend a piece of paper with her number on it, who then passed it to Chris to give to Mark.

Sounds so high school, but apparently it worked out. Peeps connected with both Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano say they really hit it off. Way to go guys!

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Mark Ballas Biography

Mark Ballas, Kristi Yamaguchi Mark Ballas is a professional dancer. He may not have won the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, but he won the heart of Sabrina... More »
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