Pia Toscano didn’t come close to taking the title on “American Idol” – to the outrage of viewers, she didn't make it into the Top 8 – but the singer didn’t need it.
According to a statement, Interscope Records has signed the songstress, and an album is expected to arrive later this year. Her first single, "This Time" - penned by singer-songwriter Ester Dean, who's written Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and "What's My Name" - will be released on July 12.
Right after her shocking ouster from "Idol," rumors spread that Toscano indeed was signing on with Interscope head and "Idol" mentor Jimmy Iovine's label, but she told "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer that it wasn't yet a done deal.
"Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I'm looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings," Toscano said. "This is a dream come true."
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Good deal for pia, great deaL For her fans!!!
Wow what is with all the girls sending f***ing hate messages, so she's better then youall who's gives a F***
Lord what has america come to
Congratulations pia; and great choice jimmy ! I stopped watching idol when she left, she was a perfect example of how truly gifted singers leave the show; simply because the clueless control the show.The show should be restructured or fold.
She so be
Pia is the American Idol,!!! Great for her cant wait for the CD, I will buy all she comes out with. She has a Voice of gold,
PIA I NEW U WOULD B SCOOPED UP IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.I WAS GLAD SCOTT MCCREEDY WON BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONLY NATURAL TALENT LEFT ON Ai after u left & we will b hearing ur beautiful voice 4 years 2 come congrats ur a winner
Pia is very talented. However, she wasn't following the judges suggestions. She will do well in her career within her genre. She is not a pop artist.
Typical negative comments but i say congrats to you Pia and i wish you all the success you can get! Haters kill yourselves haha :p lol
Pia is my favorite color pia is the love u discover
Pia will u have my baby....plz
Damn girl I would love to hear those vocal chords go crazy..... she'll be singin alright... and nobody remembers AmeRican juNIors... Did I dream that I swear it came on!
She looks like an angel to me...."No Changes Needed At All !!!!"
I was very disappointed when she left AI as well. She deserved to go farther. Very talented & beautiful. I wish her well & look forward to the album. You go girl!!! Congrats!!!
Casey Anthony should do to this talentless hack what she did to her daughter. Seems fair to me.
I have never heard her sing but from just reading the comments im sure she is good. im an artist and a singer so i know what its like to get compliments and then insults. so go pia!
Im soooooo happy for her she deserves it.
I think she's pretty & talented. I wish I could sing! I know I could't get on stage in front of America. Who knows, maybe she'll be the nxt Barbara Streisand or Bette Midler. They sing beautifully & OH they never had nose jobs!
Just thank God 4every thing sweetheart because without him nothing is possible And from me to you be blessed your simply put beautiful and talented that is a beautiful combination all by it self always remember to put God first always Odis
I still will never watch Idol again. They need better personalities.
Good for her, i'm so glad she got a deal, she has such a beautyful voice!! gooo Pia!! were rooting for you sweetie!!=)
A nose job? A voice that's not good? Hey she might not be beautiful to you because you invy her and her songs might not be your taste but to be honest she's beautiful and she sings good. I bet she will be successful. More successful than anyone here writing comments about her.
Pia needs a nose job but only if she wants...4omehow she can pull it off without it. I like her voice if someone works with her. She reminds me of a statued robot if that's a good meaning.
I am going to be really,really onest!!!!! And b4 I say what I have to say!I am a PIA fan! BUT SHE CAN'T SING! 1 to 10 I give a 4 1/2..she needs to work really hard!and when its all set and done she will Make it!!
Beautiful girl,beautiful voice! Knew we d hear ur music soon.cant wait t buy ur frst album..best wishes to u....a fan...
Bet she gives good bj
It was lametastic, however being young and stupid I watched it, I think it aired back in 2002-2003...
So, anyone remember American Juniors? Damn am I the only one that remembers that? Hmmm.....*shrugs*
ester deans a god @ writing wow girl!
I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by Fedex. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all thisstuff, BuzzSave.com ,According to a statement, Interscope Records has signed the songstress, and an album is expected to arrive later this year. Her first single, "This Time" – penned by singer-songwriter Ester Dean, who's written Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and "What's My Name" – will be released on July 12.
I think it is rather funny that she quit watching. American Idol gave her everything, She would not be signing a deal if not for them putting her on the TV. Yes, she has a great voice and is a beautiful girl.....But if you watch it back you will see that she had no "passion" whatsoever. It is good that she is getting a deal because someone will teach her the things that she needs to do to reach the audience. If not for Americal Idol, she would still be at home doing nothing.
PIA WAS ONE OF THE BEST SINGERS AND DEFINATELY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE TOP 2...IM GLAD TO SEE HER LIVE OUT HER DREAMS...YOU GO GIRL:)
She has agood voice but she's not that great or special, the media made her a celebrity out of nothing, better singers have come out of AI!!!
So they're trying to turn this girl into a celeb. She wouldn't even be remembered if she hadn't started dating Mark Ballas from DWTS. She's really not talented.
She was and is BORING! Her voice wasn't that great not sure what all the hub bub is about this girl. Her CD will not sell and she will be forgotten very quickly
I said I would never watch American idol again after never missing an episode and I have and will stick to that. The show is a farce and so are the people that watch it.
I bet AI is. Losing sleep over that! NOT!!
I watched Idol. Pia is cute & has a pretty voice, but would I pay to see her in concert or buy her cd? No, probably not. Her singing is a bit sleepy for me. Not knocking her, just not my taste of music.
@DonJJ-She didn't get enough votes to stay on. You say jealous females voted her off, no, she simply didn't have a big enough fan base to keep her on. Did you vote for her, hmmmm? Some1 above said it best- her music will be heard in all the nursing homes and elevators, zzzzzzz!
Beautiful, great singer, finally she is getting what she rightly deserves after the jealous females voted her off.
Go girl, Bring It On, Tell American they choose the wrong Finalist for AI.
She is a cover singer, but I wish her the best!
Tina, why don't you send us a picture of yourself so that we all can see what perfection looks like!
who cares if she can sing? She's got the body to show off and shake.
I would kill to eat this woman's butt.
She needs to come out of the closet. We went to high school together and made out at my house twice, although it never went any farther she was totally into it and I could tell she liked me more than any boys.
This can't be true....... can it, its so hard to tell with the ladies, take that check from True Blood who came out of the closet and then married some dude a little later. I'll be she goes both ways.
I agree, she is going to be like Adam and Clay and come out of the closet once she gets her record deal.
yeah, right, and I was Prince William's first choice ....
Pia will be remembered longer than the other contestants on AI simply because she is beautiful. On the other hand past winners dont excite anymore.
Is there anyone from any of the Idol seasons that is currently relavant?
Uh who cares? She's got a record deal..woo hoo. I got a dog YEAH..I'm special too. Anyways this is not important news in the slightest so yeah its pretty funny reading these comments where people get all worked up over, well nothing really. Ha glad I got a good laugh out of reading this
IMO she deserved to be in the top 3. She's definitely as talented as any of the most recent AI winners, and her face alone will sell CDs.
I agree with your thought on Casey Anthony.
Casey can sing better than her. Where is Caseys record deal, HUH!??
AI is a karaoke contest that has foisted some of the most talentless people upon the country.
The young lady is beautiful.
Just another Celine Dion....we have enough of those...
Looking for great music on AI makes about as much sense as looking for gold under an outhouse.
Sorry–she's pretty one-dimensional. Any session vocalist is at least as good as this girl. Wasn't sorry at all to see her leave Idol. Because I KNEW she would get a record deal. Catherine McPhee was comparably good, or better–it doesn't mean you will sell records.
She will always b my american idol. mariah carey n alicia keys make some room for pia...
Pia's new album will be heard nation wide in every nursing home and elevator! Way to go Pia!
I gots to take a Pia.
I can't believe the illiterate idiots on here!
Pia fits a mold that the recording industry prefers. In particular, she is very beautiful. She also has a nicer voice than Brittany Spears or Katy Perry, who clearly were also selected because they were beautiful. She does not have as nice of a voice as say Susan Boyle or Charice, who have risen to prominence because of their spectacular instruments, despite not being cover girl types - though skillful makeup artists and costumiers can make them look pretty good anyway.
I believe that the success of Susan Boyle and Charice are evidence that at least some fans are looking for the music and not the looks, while the success of Brittany Spears and Katy Perry shows that some fans are after the looks.
Pia seems like a grounded, hardworking person. I suspect that this will be the most important factor in her future success. Does she show up for work prepared? Does she work hard? If so, I suspect she will be a successful professional singer, or take on some other role in the entertainment industry.
Best. Comment. Ever.
She easily had the best female voice and I will await her album! Good luck Pia!!
I am very happy this girl finally get what she deserves. I was so upset when she was voted off of Idol, I stop watching it. She was by far the most talented one this season. Well now she can laugh in everyone faces who did not vote for her and to prove them wrong by selling more records than the winner.
She is so hot... I wanted her to win, not just because of that, but because she has a great voice. I quit watching after she wasn't voted to continue.
Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, but she doesn't "feel the lyrics" she's got to believe what she sings and make the fans believe that she believes. Now, she's also need to take dance lessons and learn how to move. If she get that down packed......
Pia is a singer, and a damned good one, not a circus performer. When I want to listen to beautiful music, I will listen to Pia. When I want to see a buffoon dance and prance, I'll watch someone else.
The only Pia I remember is Zadora. She liked to show her boobs.
Sorry- there's no there, there...(to borrow a quote fro Gertrude Stein...) She can sing- her voice is well trained. She is attractive, no doubt. She has the personality of plaster of paris. They kept telling her on the show- the judges- that she needed to bring the oomph, the spark- and she kept saying "next time"- but there never was a next time. She didn't have any emotion about the songs she was singing. Like I said, no there, there.
What do you do in the restroom in italy? You take a Pia. Or doodoo. Most of the time you just have to take a Pia though. just sayin.
I knew she was good – when she got ousted from Idol I quit watching. That show is off – the winners for the most part do nothing and those who don't win do better. They need to fix that. Good for Pia
this woman talent and appeal was so vastly overrated. she can't sing a lick and has no charm or charisma either. Standing on stage pushing out words does not make her a singer.
Don't leave a reply if you haven't ever heard her sing. She's got an amazing voice, which explains the controversy surrounding her early departure from AI. Myself, I'm looking forward to hearing what she does on her album.
A good doctor might be able to cure your tone deafness.
You must be talking about someone else, right?
What do you mean in saying she can't sing?
Are you tone deaf, or just plain deaf???????????
Poor Tracy ... I guess you didn't get the special hearing gene ... the one that allows people to hear beautiful things. Believe it or not tone deaf does exist and apparently you just don't have what it takes to appreciate this lady's talent. Maybe you should take up crocheting. If your eyes suck, you can just get glasses.
Tracy must be deaf, blind & crazy (or one of the American Idol rejects) to think that Pia cannot sing and isn't an absolute beauty.
I enjoyed her performance on that show. my favorite was when she sang that one song and did really good & the one judge was like wow thats really good, you sound just like whats her face & she was like yeah, I listened to her growing up & the other judge was like wow that really blew me away & she was like thank you & that one judge with the arms was like if i closed my eyes, i would think you're that one artist & she was like yeah, i like her too. then when she did a duet with that one singer that has a cd out & then the one jusge was like wow thats really good & then shes like, thank you.
That's hilarious! You just forgot to include the words "dawg" and "in it to win it"! Too funny!
I am like, this is like, the funniest comment ever like on cnn. me LIKE :)
ummm...it would be funny if Pedro commented like this just once or twice...but if you sift through other articles, Pedro uses the same old lame stuff...get some new material!
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That's good for her that she was able to get a deal. Hopefully her music will do well... but who knows these days... a lot of these artists that come out of AI just don't last very long anymore... it's a cookie-cutter world where no one takes sincere effort to make good music anymore, lol.
She hot, dawg... dun matter
My wife and I are big fans of AI. I believe the last AI had the most talented bunch of singers, each with his/her own unique style and personality. Many think that Pia with her amazing voice could have won AI but unfortunately that was not the case. But I believe Pia has the looks, voice and demeanour of a STAR and that she will be quiet successful in her career. I will be one of the first to buy her albums.
I am sorry, but she does not any unique talent that all the other singers on the radio have, and she needs a nose job, then maybe she would be kinda pretty.
Tina, that is easily the WORST comment I've seen all day. Wow, it's people like you that contribute to the downfall of society with your idiotic commentary... if you equate singers on the radio today with any sort of talent then you need to get your brain checked for some irregularities. A nose job? Really??? Perhaps you need to look at the mirror and get a brain transplant and lose those pounds from eating that McDonalds, lady.
A nose job, huh? So you are into singers that look good, rather than sing well? Have fun listening to Britney.
Tina, she better not touch that nose .... that is part of the very facial structure that produces that beautiful sound. Some say it's a wivestale but if I had Pia's nose, I wouldn't chance it. And neither would anyone else who is as talented as this young lady ... of course, if you would like to get "personality job," I won't object. Maybe you could get one that helps you to be a little kinder towards others you do not know.
Her nose is perfect already.
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You are a freaking idiot....
Takes one to know one, slick.
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