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Pia Toscano's Vocals Blow Us Away at 'American Idol' Finale (Video)

Pia Toscano belts out a song in an amazing moment at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old singer, who was eliminated far too early on her season, closed a medley of performances with Celine Dion‘s “All By Myself” and wowed everyone.

The medley started with former judge Kara DioGuardi singing Pink‘s “Sober” and continued with Colton Dixon singing his song “Through All Of It,” and Jordin Sparks performing her song “No Air” with Justin Guarini.

Kimberley Locke then sang her song “Eighth World Wonder” and Tamyra Gray from season one sang Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.” Next up was Alison Iraheta with Meghan Trainor‘s “No” followed by Pia‘s performance.

Watch the video below!

FYI: Pia is wearing a Bao Tranchi jumpsuit.

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Kara DioGuardi & Mike McCuddy Welcome Son Greyson!

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and her hubby Mike McCuddy have welcomed their first child together – a baby boy named Greyson James Carroll McCuddy!

The 42-year-old singer/songwriter welcomed her baby boy into the world via gestational surrogate in Los Angeles on Thursday (January 31) at 1:01 p.m. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 20¾ inches long, according to People.

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One of Greyson‘s middle names (Carroll) honors Kara‘s late mother.

Congratulations to the happy couple on the great news!

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American Idol's Kara DioGuardi Expecting Baby via Surrogate!

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has some big news – she and her husband Mike McCuddy are expecting their first child via gestational surrogate in the coming weeks!

“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” the 42-year-old singer/songwriter told People.

Kara decided to use a surrogate after years of infertility and unsuccessful attempts at IVF.

“We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked,” Kara added. “We’re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that it’s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because she’s been a gem throughout the whole process. I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”

American Idol returns for its twelfth season tonight on Fox at 8/7c!

Kara DioGuardi: 'Chicago' Opening Night on Broadway

Kara DioGuardi celebrates her opening night performance as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway on Tuesday (September 6) in New York City.

Joining the 40-year-old singer-songwriter (and former American Idol judge!) onstage at the Ambassador Theatre was Amra-Faye Wright, who plays Velma Kelly!

“Can’t believe it’s here. Getting ready for tonight. Scared but excited,” Kara wrote on her Twitter account, adding, “Sitting in my dressing room with Just some candlelight and calm before the show.”

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Kara DioGuardi Sued for Wrecked Car

Jewel & Kara DioGuardi: Platinum Hit!

Jewel and Kara DioGuardi chat up their new reality competition series, Platinum Hit, at the TCA panel on Thursday (January 13) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 36-year-old Foolish Games singer will serve as the host for the show while the 40-year-old former American Idol judge will be the head judge. The show will be a singer-songwriter competition that will follow twelve musicians as they write and perform their own songs!

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Kara DioGuardi Set to Pen Memoir

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is set to write a memoir through HarperCollins!

A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol will be released in late April of 2011 and will include Kara‘s thoughts on joining – and leaving – the behemoth TV talent show.

FYI: In late October, it was announced that Kara will team up with Jewel to star in a new Bravo singing/songwriting competition, Going Platinum.

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