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Pia Toscano: Record Label Visit Following 'Idol' Elimination!

Pia Toscano: Record Label Visit Following 'Idol' Elimination!

Pia Toscano is all smiles as she heads into the Warner Music Group/Elektra Records building on Friday (April 8) in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old singer was reportedly visiting a record label after being voted off American Idol the night before in one of the most shocking sendoffs in the show’s history.

Pia had been one of the season’s frontrunners and got positive feedback for her performance of “River Depp, Mountain High” earlier in the week.

Celebrities have been sounding off about the elimination on Twitter, with Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Alyssa Milano, and former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson and more giving Pia their support.

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  • Shree

    I agree with Sara. Pia has an AMAZING voice. Just impeccable. However, she has the personality of a cardboard box and very mechanical in her performance. She is not in the same league as Daughtery or Hudson because they have CHARISMA on stage, which she lacks. Watching her perform on stage, is like waiting for paint to dry.

    I do agree that she was eliminated too soon. I was thinking maybe top 5, but I never thought she would win. Nah… She has to improve on her stage presence.

  • lala

    her getting eliminated will be the BEST thing to ever happen to her. this season is without a doubt the worst season in its history with the awful new judges and the competition. good riddance to her on that stupid show…she’s well on her way to a stellar career…go pia!!!

  • me2

    i was watching idol every week just to hear PIA SING!!!! now there is no point in watching……she is destined to be a STAR!!! i don’t get how this happened…….the show is ruined now…really…..let’s get her back!!!! and they wated the ONE SAVE on that curly haired guy that is not good…….awful…….


  • Brrrr

    I honestly have no idea why everyone found this shocking. Yes, she had a good voice, as many others did, she was completely generic and boring.

    Shocking? Um, no. Actually even though I would never buy his album the only one there with any real talent is Scotty.

  • gorillita

    I don’t like it that someone can lose and then be in talks for a record contract the next day. I realize it’s the reason just making the top 10 is important, but what’s the point if the loser can get contracts before the winners are even chosen. I think Pia had a lovely voice, but I did not want her to win, nor did I vote for her. She’s too “formal.” The judges suggested she move around more, and she didn’t listen. Even on rock-n-roll night. She sang a Tina Turner song, but Tina would have strutted to that tune. Pia walked around, but she did not rock out. She might be better in serious musicals or light opera. I also thought the judges obvious dismay about her loss was a bit rude and inconsiderate of Stefano. Since there were the two of them standing there, being angry she lost means they wished he would have lost instead.

  • gorillita

    @malena: Exactly! I couldn’t agree more.

  • Moti

    Yes, besides for being beautiful she had the most amazing voice ever! I’ve never been more disappointed about a show in my life! Pia Toscano, Im sure you’re going to be VERY successful , I just wish she didn’t loose so soon in the season. I wanted to see more of her performances and see how she learns and grows as an artist. Even if she lost towards that end, wouldn’t be as disappointing :(! Anyway who wants to be American Idol? Runner Up and those who loose are normally more successful! (Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, David Aruchletta.)

    Can’t Wait until your the NEXT big thing! GOOD LUCK!

  • Amy

    It’s “River Deep, Mountain High” not “River Depp”. Though I’m sure Johnny is flattered.





  • Nathan

    I was so devastated when Pia left she was incredible same with Thia I loved them both, good to see her at a recording company she has such an amazing talent love her.

  • pia rocks

    After this tragedy..Not will be watching AI..This country has so many idiots…ITs amazing!!

  • Philip

    That’s not necessarily true. Crystal Bowersox of last season came in second, but she signed right away and her album came out in the fall. Pia can sign whenever. I do think it is a little early for her to sign, but it gives me hope that she will be ok!

  • PiaPia

    with her looks and talent she will be more than ok. Its not all about the performing. I mean yeah that is a plus but it can be worked on. Im sure she was nervous and that can be easily out grown. Personally I’d rather listen to someone who was an impeccable vocalist than some crazy performer with a mediocre voice, but that’s just me. I mean usually I think people should not touch a Whitney/Celine/Mariah vibe but she really did. Mega impressed and even more mega shocked she’s gone…I guess people care too much about the “show” than the talent anymore these days…thats why all the greatest artists are from the past and today is nothing but manufactured clones. *YAWN*

  • Mari Guerra

    uh I love her!!!

  • Chrissy

    I can’t believe she is gone! One of the bests too

  • Elek

    Funny how her fans adored her and they blame the whole America for her early departure. Was it a justified blame?

    First, I didn’t find her special and therefore, she does not deserve to be called a frontrunner.

    So was I shocked? How can I when I have predicted the Bottom 3 perfectly.

    If she is that good as some claim, I am awaiting to see how she sells. For one thing, I know of a lot of people who are not buying.

  • Elek

    And the real funny thing is the disgusting attitude of some of her fans. Are they being real?

    I happen to believe that some of them are just here pretending to be fans. My fingers all crossed!

  • boston61

    Poor thing. I thought she was a Kockroachian for a minute. The one whose father was the milkman. Khloe.

  • :)

    To everyone who commented about her stage presence needs to get a life. I’d rather listen to someone who is boring with a beautiful voice than someone who jumps all over the stage and can’t sing.

  • Alison

    Honestly, Pia does not need AI. AI was more of a starting point for her, she will absolutely do fine on her own! She’s beautiful, and talented!

  • Kiki

    It’s sad that she’s no longer on the show, however this could be the best thing for her. I’m sure that she will get a record deal and continue to perform.
    95% of the American Idol winner’s haven’t been able to carve a name/image.

  • idk

    looks fat, maybe thats why they vote her from the show?

  • idk

    why we should care there are so much better female singers with voice and personality

  • tweens voting

    This is what happens when little “tweens” vote and vote and all their little girl friends.. and the teen girls with dumb crushes on the boys, they aren’t even noting ‘talent’…no wonder there’s only 2 girls left. AM’s become a joke, when you see now with the ‘texting’ voting and what not. Pia was the best, and looks to boot!
    And the judges wasted a “Save” WAY too early on Casey!

  • River Deep

    When she sang “River deep Mountain High”, I was floored! As good as Tina Turner! and she’s eliminated? ha! Shows whos’ voting!
    Too many Teenage girls, that’s what, who are only looking at boys!
    Well, she’ll be another Jennifer Hudson. I never purchased a CD from any AM winner/loser, but I will with her. She’s already on Itunes, so she’ll make plenty of money which she deserves. She also has that very sweet personality going, which I also like.

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  • Banae

    she has great vocal talent, but there is something I can’t place my finger on that I didn’t like. I felt that she was almost fake and stand offish, like she just knows because she is pretty and talented so she deserved it. Also, she is a one trick pony all she can do is ballads she turned that last “uptempo” by freakin tina turner into another ballad there was no energy, just walking the stage her presence is weak, and idol is a set up anyway because the talented people always lose out since after about the 6,7 season its been going on. They probably rigged it so she could hurry and move on with her deal!

  • Masoud

    Seriously ridiculous how she got voted off. I mean really? She is the ONLY one with STAR quality written all over her. Gorgeous, great body, amazing voice, all of it. Now the show returned to the lame ass it was last season…just a bunch of hillbillies with nice voices.

  • PiaFAN

    I am feeling better seeing her happy as well,AI big loss not yours Pia,YOU ARE AND WERE EVERY WEEK AWESOME!!

  • PiaFAN

    @tweens voting</@:): Well said,will not watch the rest of the overkilling wannabe idols!!

  • PiaFAN

    @me2: ME 2,,,,,,You are so right about them wasting their save on the goofball they did,The judges were just so sure that Pia would smoke everyone on her own,AND SHE DID!! AMER.IDOL SUCKS!!

  • PiaFAN

    Was i shocked because she was so beautiful?YES!!But in past seasons their were other females who were nice looking,but lacked singing skills so you were bummed but not SHOCKED!!Pia was the total,voice,charm,etc.And look out all female artists!!!Your fellow top diva is on her way to stardom!!

  • PiaFAN

    you will need to let teens run on stage,and blow up their parents phones now amer.idol because your millions of votes every week,will diminish greatly,because half or more of them belonged to,or went to Pia!!