However, whenE! asked Mark if he worked his magic on the DWTS producers to get his special lady friend a singing spot while he danced to her music, Mark laughed and said, "I wish I could work my magic with the producers. No, I have no say in these things. I show up to my rehearsals on time, where I'm meant to be. And that's that."
So the producers just saw gold from the media-magnet relationship and mined it? Maybe. Idol and DWTS shoot in the same studio but there’s been surprisingly little crossover, except for former Idols like Jennifer Hudson singing on Results Shows. Oh, and the fact that former DWTS pro Julianne Hough is dating host Ryan Seacrest.
Mark added that he won’t be dancing alone when Pia performs. "I'm dancing with Karina [Smirnoff], so that should be awesome, because she is awesome. Both of them are awesome. Awesome vocalist, awesome dancer, so I'm excited.” Awesome!
We’re excited to see Mark’s chemistry with Pia in action, even if it’s from across the floor. But if he had nothing to do with her booking, is she the one who made some calls?