Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano: Romance Alert!

UPDATED 04/11/2011 at 09:30 AM EDT Originally published 04/10/2011 at 09:10 PM EDT

Mark Ballas, Pia Toscano Romance Brewing
Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano
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Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas

Talk about a talented pairing.

It looks like a romance is starting between American Idol's Pia Toscano and Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas.

Toscano, who was unexpectedly eliminated from the singing competition Thursday, was spotted out with Ballas on what a source describes as a first date in Los Angeles on Friday.





The couple met up at the Gulfstream restaurant in Century City, according to TMZ.

A source tells PEOPLE that Toscano, 22, "had a crush" on Ballas and was "giddy" when she discovered that Idol and Dancing film on adjacent soundstages at the CBS lot in L.A. Then, as fate would have it, their trailers were near each other.

Fellow DWTS contestant Chris Jericho helped facilitate the hook-up, and a source says Toscano and Ballas had "a great first date" and plan to go out again.

If it works out, could a collaboration be in the pair's future? Toscano has already proven she has amazing singing chops, and Ballas is a singer and musician, as well as a dancer.

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