Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting to Know American Idol's Pia Toscano

Pia Toscano - Contestants - American Idol

American Idol Season 10 Top 12 finalist Pia Toscano is 22 years old and comes from Howard Beach, New York. She auditioned at the New Jersey/New York auditions. This is Pia's second appearance on American Idol, having made it to the Top 40 in Season 6.

The audience and judges love Pia. Not only is she gorgeous and classy on stage, she can truly belt out a tune! Judge Randy Jackson told Pia, "Dude, I'm in awe. Very hot, dope, cool performance." And Steven Tyler said, "You polished that apple...You just slammed it." She impressed the judges with her rendition of "I'll Stand by You" by the Pretenders during the semi-finals, receiving the first standing ovation of the season and earning her a place in the Top 13. The judges said she had one of the best performances in Idol history!

Pia's favorite quote is, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined and don't worry about the things that you don't have control over." Pia's musical influences include Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Etta James and Luther Vandross.


Pia Toscano was born in 1988. She started singing when she was four and had performed the National Anthem at her junior high school by the time she was twelve. Prior to American Idol, Toscano worked as a make-up artist and as a wedding singer in a band called "Current Affair". In 2006, she graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. Fellow Idol Top 12 contestant Karen Rodriguez also attended this school. Toscano won the New York Mets annual "Anthem Search" competition in 2008 and sang the national anthem at a July 2008 game. She has also opened for Barenaked Ladies.

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1 comment:

  1. I didnt knew Pia was on season six! Running to NOW!