Mark Ballas Performs to Sell-Out Crowd at The Mint

April 15, 2010 By:
Mark Ballas Performs to Sell-Out Crowd at The Mint

We all knew Mark Ballas could dance, but man can this guy sing! Hollyscoop got the invite this week to attend “An Evening With Mark Ballas” at The Mint in LA, where he performed songs off his new album Waiting for Patience.

All of his Dancing with the Stars co-stars showed up—straight from the dance floor—to show their support for Mark, including Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Derek Hough.

Mark talked to Hollyscoop EXCLUSIVELY about the album. He said it’s a “pop, rock, soul” album that “I did all independent. It’s intimate, going to the roots and stripped down.”

When we asked what his plans were for the year, Ballas said, “We are going to hopefully go on tour with the guys who are playing with me.”

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His co-stars praised his singing ability too. Cheryl Burke told us, “Mark sings all the time. He is very talented and this is definitely something everyone needs to embrace.”

Inside, Mark belted out a handful of tunes off the album, and most of them were geared right towards the ladies! Luckily there were more than enough in the audience. A Hollyscoop spy caught major eye contact between Mark and Dancing pro Chelsea Hightower more than once. Every time he stared at her, she’d giggle with partner Jake Pvelka and fiancée Vienna Girardi. We smell a couple alert!

He had a lot of fun with the performance, and reminded us a lot of fellow artist Adam Levine from Maroon 5. He also covered Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” and Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” which were both crowd-pleasers.

Mark’s album Waiting for Patience is out on iTunes now!