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Pia After 'Idol' -- 'Everyone Was Sobbing'

4/8/2011 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pia Toscano and the rest of the "American idol" finalists were a crying mess after the 22-year-old's shocking elimination last night -- sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

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"Everyone was sobbing" after the show, says one of our "Idol" spies.  We're told Pia was probably the most popular contestant among the contestants, and, "They were totally bummed out she was leaving."

The contestants -- sans Pia -- showed up for the "Kiss Off Dinner" at a restaurant in L.A.  Pia made her entrance after everyone was seated  ... followed by tears, more tears, and then one of the producers put it in perspective to make it all better, saying, "The point of 'Idol' is to launch careers.  Pia, you're launched."

We're told Pia didn't check out of the "Idol" hotel last night, but she'll be out of there today.

UPDATE: Apparently, Pia ran out of tears, because earlier today she was seen out in L.A. with a big, fat smile on her face.

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106.

lisa    

It's because the judges just sit there and praise everyone. no one knows who to vote for anymore! it's so boring watching the 3 of them sit there and say how wonderful everyone is...i miss simon and his honesty!

1296 days ago
107.

ed    

Seriously ..they used the save on CASEY... Do they really think if he wins people will go to his concerts?
come on ...to be an idol you need stage presence, LOOKS and some talent.... the show is a farce the best talent doesnt win ...adam lambert ..clay aikens..jennifer hudson to name a few..
why the HEC would they save casey.... duh he plays the bass..and stupid randy said quote"nobody plays the stand up bass" dude you are clueless

1296 days ago
108.

CCC    

to Post 84 Todd Lee - tell your mama to say hello to her at Hollywood and Highland. She's the biggest hooker out there.

1296 days ago
109.

Sunshine    

Randy Jackson says no one is safe and you have to vote for who you love.....what makes him think people didn't vote for who they loved? I didn't vote for this girl. The song she chose to sing was lame, she sounded lame and has no stage presence. Maybe she can be a back up singer for some group but she is no Mariah Carey. I didn't vote for any of the people in the bottom three this week. All three of those people need to go. People are bagging on Casey being saved but guess what? Casey has talent. He plays instruments, he's versatile and interesting. The Rod Stewart voiced guy needs to go, too. Who the hell is voting for him?

1296 days ago
110.

eileen    

To everyone's hostile comments here, all I have to say is, get a grip!

1296 days ago
111.

Sunshine    

Everyone was so shocked, the judges were so shocked....so who did THEY think should have left? Are they going to play this week after week? Someone has to leave, better now than later. We voted, she didn't get the votes, she's gone. Who's next?

1296 days ago
112.

Diana    

I personally didn't vote for Pia. She has a good voice but absolutely no personality/stage presence and if you're going to be concert material, she needs more. I don't think she is better than the other contestants, just a different ballad style. I'm appalled at the judges reaction, they should be professional,and they were not. I feel sorry for Stefano, he must have felt horrible with the judges reaction. I miss SIMON!!! Good Luck to all the remaining contestants, they should not feel less important by this. Please people, get a grip, voting America got it right! If your contestant got the boot, suck it up for Pete's sake, everyone has their favorite!

1296 days ago
113.

PRO US    

@Sunshine, Post 110: "she is no Mariah Carey."

Even Mariah Carey is not Mariah Carey anymore. She can't sing for s-h-i-t. The only time she sounds OK is when she lip-syncs to her auto-tuned studio recordings. Mariah can't sing live anymore any better than Whitney Houston can, which is to say, not at all. And J-Lo, while I love her as she comes across on the show, can't sing for s-h-i-t either anymore. Witness her newest auto-tuned studio recordings. Without the electronic manipulations of their voices by professional studio audio equipment and software, Mariah and J-Lo would sound as bad as some of those funny people who auditioned for American Idol. They are all just lip-syncing karaoke "artists".

1296 days ago
114.

judi    

she sucked!!!nuff said!

1296 days ago
115.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

she was not that good. I dont see the problem with her being "let go".

1296 days ago
116.

THE INSIDER    

IS SHE PREGNANT? LOOKS LIKE SHE PACKED ON 25 LBS ALREADY!! JUS SAYIN..

1296 days ago
117.

Mel    

What an ugly outfit, she had to go so she can go shopping eeek!

1296 days ago
118.

jim7nw    

Pia was beautiful. Lopez and Randy were out of line, shameless
and insulting to Stanfano .They were completely out of control,
and their actions egged the audience on booing.
Tyler kept his cool. Lopez and Randy should be punished and
get fired.

Now you all know how it feels when ABC robbed Bristol Palin of
her winning trophy and gave it to the wrong person. Bristol
clearly had the highest number of votes in the millions.

1296 days ago
119.

PRO US    

Pia is singing at Restaurant Casa Napoli Italiano next Monday night There is a tip jar on the piano. Monday night special is home-made spaghetti with meat balls! Kids eat half price! Free parking behind Jack's Vinyl Records next door. See you there!

1296 days ago
120.

WOW...    

The fact that the judges can save anybody makes a mockerey of the whole show....whats the point of voting? She wasn't that great..non of them are...those judges should save those tears for the real saddness going on in the world....like the poor guy with the gf they booted in the beginning, he should have been given a chance..I vote to vote off the judges, they really are not that good at what they do....their choices suck!I tried to give the show a chance this year..but like the last several years it sucks!

1296 days ago
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