American Idol 2011 News: Pia Toscano Performing On Dancing With The Stars Controversy

In a somewhat shocking turn of events, American Idol‘s booted contestant, Pia Toscano will perform on next week’s Dancing With The Stars results show, fuelling speculation that she is seeing professional dancer Mark Ballas. Ballas also appeared on last night’s Idol results show.

On a conference call on yesterday, Idol executive producer Ken Warwick said that he had no qualms about booking Pia.

American Idol fans tuning into this week’s Dancing With the Stars results show got a surprising bit of news: Idol‘s recently (and shockingly) booted finalist Pia Toscano will perform a song on the ABC series’ April 26 results show, as her rumored beau, DWTS pro Mark Ballas, get his boogie on with Karina Smirnoff.

Warwick said that it would be “unfair to hold someone back just so we can promote someone else.” and added that “in the old days,” Idol execs were cautious not to let ousted singers overshadow potential champs. But as seasons have progressed and it’s become clear that the eventual star graduate isn’t always the Idol winner, that’s become less of a concern.