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Pia Toscano Kind of Expecting to Be Eliminated From 'American Idol'

April 09, 2011 02:51:02 GMT

Though she had a feeling about it, the 22-year-old aspiring singer claims she was still a little overwhelmed by the cut that she needed an escort by the medic off the 'Idol' stage.


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Fallen favorite Pia Toscano has spoken out about her shocking elimination from "American Idol". During a conference call with reporters on Friday, April 8, the 22-year-old aspiring singer revealed that she has had a feeling that she might at least land on the bottom three after her Wednesday night performance.

"It's funny because the night before I had a weird feeling in my stomach," she recalled. "And I said to my parents, 'You know, I kind of feel like I'm going to be in the bottom three tomorrow. And they said, 'No, no, be confident. You're going to be fine. You're going to be fine.' And then when it happened, it was kind of like I expected it. It was weird."

Although she was not completely surprised, the five-time "Idol" auditioner admitted she was still a little overwhelmed by the cut. In fact, she needed an escort by the medic to get off the "Idol" stage on Thursday night. Asked about the medical assistance, she explained, "I wasn't feeling too good then. It was a tough moment for me."

"While I was singing it was very, very hard for me to get through that song," she continued to share. "I was trying to take deep breathes and it wasn't working out too well. I was getting a little light-headed. Being in the position I was it was a little much for me."

On the outpouring supports she got from the celebrities, the New York makeup artist said, "It's amazing. Like last night, it wasn't that I was shocked that was leaving the contestants. I was upset that next week I wouldn't be able to perform again."

"I was just trying to stay positive and know that everything happens for a reason. But to have the support of a lot of celebrities right now and my fans is amazing and it's the best feeling in the world."

Speaking off Stefano Langone, Pia stated that her fellow contestant, who shared the bottom two with her on Thursday, deserves his spot in the top eight. "Stephano's a very good friend of mine. He's a good person."

"I mean the whole time was sitting down with him in the Bottom 3 he was like telling me, 'You aren't going anywhere. I'm the one that's goin.' And I'm telling him, 'No, you're not goin.' He deserved to be the top eight right now and he's an incredible talent."

Excited about what the future holds for her, Pia said she is "really looking forward" to the upcoming "Idol" tour. Reasoning "it's a much more laid-back situation," she further explained, "You just go out there and perform. I'm gonna do my up-tempos and I'm gonna do my ballads It'll be a nice mix."

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posted by SoCalKari on Apr 09, 2011
Does anybody proofread these articles? Sheesh!
posted by Rialto on Apr 09, 2011
A good voice is not enough. Pia wasn't interesting or unique. She didn't have much character. The people who voted are the ones who will buy the music.
posted by nancy on Apr 09, 2011
Why does everyone say America voted her off! Not true. They including me just didn't vote for her. And to all the celebs that keep tweeting how upset they are, well next time vote don't tweet. She is a great singer, but if I am spending a dime to vote, then I am voting who I want. Not who I want off.
posted by Raven on Apr 09, 2011
I've got two words for you, Pia: JENNIFER HUDSON. You are destined for success, as well.
posted by janet on Apr 09, 2011
Pia you are above American Idol, you have class, outstanding voice , do not change a thing about yourself. Waiting to buy your first CD. Great unjustice.
posted by deedee on Apr 09, 2011
good she got voted off...not really an impressive singer and performer......
posted by EF123 on Apr 09, 2011
I'm sorry, I know Pia was great, but what's with the medical drama? Kids their age are fighting in Iraq for our country, and you know what? She and the others could have it worse. She got voted off, she's going to get a record deal eventually, so suck it up!
posted by Angelina on Apr 09, 2011
Great talented vocalist Pia is but this is American idol. People vote for their idol. Their style, their choice and who motivates them to vote. Pia did lack entertainment on stage! it frustrated me as she was performing to try to will her to her to move! Should not have gone so soon. However, judges disrespected other contestants though. That really disappointed me most of all. They ruined the show just doing that.
posted by could not vote on Apr 09, 2011
I dont care what they say, The votes did not work that night...cheaters, no more watching idol
posted by Votes were not worki on Apr 09, 2011
I dont care what they say, The votes did not work that night...cheaters, no more watching idol
posted by Do not watch idol on on Apr 09, 2011
After time after time I could not get the vote through I think it was so booked up people tring to vote for her that the votes did not get counted...I WILL NEVER WATCH IDOL AGAIN,,THIS IS SO WRONG AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO IT...I WATCH BACK AND I STILL GET GOOSE BUMPS WHEN SHE SINGS....THIS IS SO WRONG...Never again watching Idol and I hope the rest of the world does the same, lets show them on Wed. no one watch the cheating show,,with out her there nothing left to watch
posted by So wrong on Apr 09, 2011
After time after time I could not get the vote through I think it was so booked up people tring to vote for her that the votes did not get counted...I WILL NEVER WATCH IDOL AGAIN,,THIS IS SO WRONG AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO IT...I WATCH BACK AND I STILL GET GOOSE BUMPS WHEN SHE SINGS....THIS IS SO WRONG...Never again watching Idol and I hope the rest of the world does the same, lets show them on Wed. no one watch the cheating show,,with out her there nothing left to watch
posted by Pia was cheated on Apr 09, 2011
After time after time I could not get the vote through I think it was so booked up people tring to vote for her that the votes did not get counted...I WILL NEVER WATCH IDOL AGAIN,,THIS IS SO WRONG AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO LOOK INTO IT...I WATCH BACK AND I STILL GET GOOSE BUMPS WHEN SHE SINGS....THIS IS SO WRONG...Never again watching Idol and I hope the rest of the world does the same, lets show them on Wed. no one watch the cheating show,,with out her there nothing left to watch
posted by dc1985 on Apr 09, 2011
I don't think pia should of went but Jacob or casey should haven't went home American idol is not going to do good without pia rating will go down trust me
posted by piacomeback on Apr 09, 2011
I watch Idol to see Pia sing. I'm sad that she's voted off so early. I hate Jacob's singing. It's too opera or churchlike and sounds fake. I can't stand paul's wiggling around stage like a worm. I can't stand the screeching James Urbin. Haley's grunt and growl annoy me to no end. The voting system has to change. Limit one vote per person as identified by phone number or email address. At most allow only 2 votes per person for those who are too indecisive and like more than one contestant.
posted by Jade on Apr 09, 2011
I absolutely cannot believe Pia got voted off. I thought she'd be in the top 3 or the winner! She is gorgeous, fabulous singer and seems like a genuinely wonderful person with a warm personality. I don't know what people are thinking in their voting. She is one of the best in the top 10. I think she has a bright future! I'd buy her CD.
posted by dis on Apr 09, 2011
pia is wooden and lacks personality. her voice aint distinctive enough. we heard that kinda voice many2 times before altho yes her technical skills are flawless. the judges are unprofessional
posted by Kennth on Apr 09, 2011
There r a lot of jealous two ton trailer park sows and they vote, often. Idols brand, is now hurt.
posted by katie on Apr 08, 2011
Pia was a great singer. The people that think she's boring are just jealous because when Pia is on stage she lights up the stage. She have so much potential and she will shine.
posted by addicted to AI on Apr 08, 2011
I think Pia is amazing. She is going to be successful...the world knows her talent...and will be looking for her first CD. I hate to see her go. I don't think she deserves to leave...but, she has so much class...I love that she is talking up Stepheno,,,she is so sweet and geniune and extremely talented...I will look for her CD and buy it!
posted by vac4586 on Apr 08, 2011
She is beautiful, a great singer but boring. I could never remember what she sang. So I wasn't surprised that she got voted off and apparently America agreed.
posted by AshleyK on Apr 08, 2011
She is a great, talented singer but I can tell why she was voted off. Many that I've talked to viewed her as boring and that she had a certain aloofness onstage. I think it might have been that failure to connect with the audience that was the problem.
posted by ThouDrunk on Apr 08, 2011
Damnit! Who am I gonna jack off to now?
posted by wms1212 on Apr 08, 2011
Though she wasn't my favorite at the beginning of the season, her talent really came through and she became one of the few actual talents of the show. Why didn't Haley get voted off? All she can do is to scream and grunt :@
posted by PIAFAN on Apr 08, 2011
LOVE PIA she will be a huge STAR!!!!!!!!
posted by mtyankee on Apr 08, 2011
Wow, really, did America really vote Pia off....wow now I know there is a flaw to American Idol. American Idol you need better judges, you need Simon, why the heck did they save Casey and so early in the season. With Pia gone, why watch, she was the only one with the full package. The rest are just average.

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