"Idol" Castoff Pia Toscano: A Record Deal Already?
As a season 10 standout, she was a favorite finalist among judges, and countless “American Idol” fans expressed shock over singer Pia Toscano”s elimination this week.
But while her former competitors on the hit series keep on warbling for votes, Toscano has moved at lightning speed to capitalize on her new fame, and make her mark in the music industry.
The New York native, 22, is reportedly entering the recording studio as soon as possible to lay down tracks on a debut album, thanks to a brand new contract with Jimmy Iovine”s Interscope label.
“Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records, who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP,” an insider tells Us.
“Starting [Thursday] night, after the show, Interscope told her they wanted her, and first thing [Friday] morning, Interscope brass started calling every top songwriter and producer in town to get an album together and rush release it,” says the source, adding, “Papers are being finalized. It”s basically a done deal. She”s signing. They rushed everything, but she”s so excited.”
“I have no idea what just happened here,” Jennifer Lopez said on Thursday”s broadcast, after the tally of votes sent Toscano packing. And Lopez wasn”t the only one stunned by the results episode.
“I”m never upset on this show, and I”m never really mad,” veteran judge Randy Jackson said about the singer who many considered a contender for the season 10 crown. “But this makes me mad.”
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