Pia Toscano Lands Record Deal 24 Hours After Being Booted Off 'American Idol'
Well, it's certainly been a roller coaster of a week for Pia Toscano! The American Idol contestant went from being a frontrunner on the show to getting booted off Thursday, and then Friday she landed a record deal!
The singer, who had never been in the bottom 3 before being forced out of the competition, will release an album under an Interscope Records imprint, reports Us magazine. Apparently Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine is the chair of the imprint.
"Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP," a source said. "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."
Toscano was seen smiling around LA on Friday and was photographed arriving at a record studio, so now it's all making sense! The insider added about her upcoming contract: "Papers are being finalized. It's basically a done deal. She's signing. They rushed everything but she's so excited."
The 22-year-old singer was pretty shocked to be kicked off the show, but said she was excited for her future -- without mentioning the record deal, of course.
"You don't know for sure why things happen, but you know, it did!" she said Friday. "It was my time to go on the show and I'm excited to see what my future holds."