In the biggest shocker in "Dancing with the Stars" history, country music radio host Bobby Bones won the mirror ball trophy on the Monday night finale. Season 27 of the ABC reality show was already strange enough, featuring the early exit of many more accomplished celebrity dancers, such as singer Tinashe and actor Juan Pablo Di Pace. Although clearly not the greatest dancer, Bones, 38, was unstoppable in the competition; judges dubbed him the critic-proof "people's champion.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture. I can't wait to work with them and hopefully make a brand new superstar on American Idol ," Bones said in a video ABC tweeted during the show. This time, he will have a bigger role, joining the new season from the beginning to offer his industry expertise and will help the singers "reach the next level of their artistry and performances," according to ABC.
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After creating one of the most talented couples reality TV has seen, Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano's relationship has danced its course. The pair first started making the rounds as a couple in April, after fueling much speculation that the "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol" worlds had collided. But five months later, E!
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Check out our guide to the best sales of the day. Sure, the reality cutie was shockingly booted off American Idol last week, but over the weekend she was spotted in the company of Dancing With the Stars pro Mark Ballas. Nice rebound from reality rejection, don't you think?
And though I mean no disrespect to Bobby or his very deserving partner, his victory underscored something about DWTS that has ruffled many feathers, including my own: All too often, the show rewards popularity over dance skill, and that needs to change. But more and more, mediocre contestants with large, passionate, eager-to-vote fanbases are making it to the finale over contestants who A were excellent from Week One, or B put in the work to become excellent over time. The flip side, though, is that regular viewers of DWTS are investing hours of their time into each new season — and part of the fun is watching these contestants actually get better over time, until a celebrity who truly deserves the win is ideally handed the Mirrorball trophy.
But American Idol contestant Pia Toscano and dancing professional Mark Ballas have now gone their separate ways, according to new reports. The year-old singer and year-old dancer are said to have amicably split over career related strains on the relationship, according to E! Mark is currently rehearsing for the upcoming 13th season of the hit dance competition while Pia is in the middle of recording her new album and completing the American Idol tour. There have also been rumours of a blossoming relationship between Mark and his current dance partner - The Hills star Kristin Cavallari.