Ex-Idol Pia Toscano Performed On Dancing With The Stars

American Idol might have given her the boot, but ABC’s Dancing with the Stars gave her a stage. Pia Toscano, eliminated during Top 9 Week of American Idol 2011, became the first crossover star of the season to perform on another show, much less on another network!

Last night on DWTS, Pia performed a fast-paced, high energy song… hah! I’m kidding it was another ballad, but if you were a fan of Toscano’s then you’ll definitely enjoy it. Rumored boyfriend, Mark Ballas, even does some dancing to accompany the performance of “I’ll Stand By You.” Watch Pia’s DWTS debut:

So was this a coordinated strike by both FOX and ABC to starve out NBC’s The Voice last night? It’s certainly possible, but it didn’t keep me from watching the new series premiere. What about you?