Pia Toscano has gone down in history as one of the most shocking American Idol eliminations ever. After auditioning for the Idol series four (!) times, Toscano finally landed a spot in the Top 24 during the series' tenth season and finished in ninth place.

But sometimes elimination isn't always a bad thing. In fact, it's usually the eliminated idols who find the most success after they've left the show. Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert are both Idol eliminees who found mass success (and for one, an Oscar) after their stint on the show. So Pia is certainly not in bad company.

Besides, things are already starting to look up for Toscano given her recent deal with Interscope. Add her on stage charisma and powerhouse vocals into the mix and we've got a star on our hands. Pia was kind enough to fill out our My Musical Mind survey; be sure to peep it now so you can say "I knew her when". We're expecting big things from this girl!



Here's Pia's video for "This Time":


 



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