It was announced this week that American Idol season 10 contestant Pia Toscano has been signed to Interscope Records. This is great news for Idol fans that were absolutely enraged about Toscano's early elimination during this past season's competition.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family," Toscano said in a press release. "Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I'm looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true."
Toscano's debut single, "This Time" is set to be released digitally next Tuesday, July 12. The song was written by Esther Dean, who has written tracks for such artists as Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, and Katy Perry. The "acoustic guitar and beat-driven" track is said to be only a taste of what fans can expect off of Toscano's debut album, which is slated to be released later this year.
Fans will be able to hear the singer perform "This Time" during the American Idols Live! Tour, which kicks off tonight at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
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