By Kate Ward
Updated April 20, 2011 at 04:15 PM EDT

Where is ousted Idol contestant Pia Toscano’s broken heart set to go? Why, as we learned last night, right over to ABC’s studios to perform for next Tuesday’s Dancing With the Stars. Idol rejection doesn’t look so bad on the girl, huh? So, now, the key question is: What should the former Idol contestant sing?

It’s safe to assume that the singer will do what she does best: perform a ballad. (And any of the following would impress on the ABC show: “I’ll Stand By You,” “All By Myself,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” and “All in Love is Fair.” But please, no more “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me.” Reality TV has had enough of the song! UPDATE: Though, seeing as next week is Guilty Pleasures week, perhaps the Elton John song is a good fit.) But seeing as Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff will be performing to whatever song she does execute on the DWTS stage, I’m more inclined to hope for an uptempo tune. Not only is it more fun to watch professionals execute numbers that require quick feet and attitude, but we can focus on Pia’s vocals and the dancing — a distraction that allows us to ignore her not-yet-refined performance skills.

What do you think, PopWatchers? What should Pia sing? A ballad or an uptempo number?

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