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Pia Never Stood A Chance of Winning 'American Idol'

4/12/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pia Toscano never had a chance of winning "American Idol" -- this according to well-placed sources connected with the production.

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We're told before Pia was booted, America's votes put her in the murky middle -- she was never near the top of the heap.  As one "A.I." spy put it, "It was only a matter of time before Pia was kicked off.  She was never going to win."

And, our spies say, there are 5 remaining contestants who are "fairly consistently placing in the top 4."  Our sources would not reveal who they are, but we have an educated guess as to 3 of them -- Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and James Durbin.  As for the remaining 2, we're guessing Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.

As for Pia, don't feel bad.  We're told the rumored record deal she has with Interscope Records is more than a rumor.  We're told it's a "certainty" Pia will sign.  And something else -- Jimmy Iovine will ignore the judges, who wanted Pia to sing some up-tempo songs.  Jimmy, we're told, will go strictly for ballads.


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76.

sem    

This information is complete BULLSH*T. Casey is definitely not a frontrunner as he's already been voted off once and Jacob was in the bottom 3 last week.

1257 days ago
77.

sem    

This information is complete BULLSH*T. Casey is definitely not a frontrunner as he's already been voted off once and Jacob was in the bottom 3 last week.

1257 days ago
78.

Synclaire    

All of these shows start their rumors and false statements to get more publicity and increase ratings they think the audience isn;t smart enough to figure it out.

1257 days ago
79.

idolfanfan    

There's a great article from writer Garnet Greene on this topic, that explains that Pia's talent had nothing to do with the outcome of this situation - check it out here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/scottymccreery
I listen to Greene because she totally called the Adam Lambert Situation too - http://firefox.org/news/articles/2737/1/Opinion---Why-Adam-Lambert-Should-Win-American-Idol-8/Page1.html
He should have won, and he's certainly won the war, if not the battle.

1257 days ago
80.

el    

hey,is this a popularity contest oris this a can they really sing.pia can do it. i had tears when she sang for the last time.stefano isnt that great .the judges should have had the right to keep pia.

1257 days ago
81.

Aly    

Scotty, James, Lauren and Haley are the ones I love that's left!! :) I like the way Scotty holds the mic and it's cute that he tilts his head to the side! it's unique because everyone has their own styles of things and stuff :)

1257 days ago
82.

Barbara    

I am so glad Pia is gone!She was terribly BORING! So she got a record deal,guess they can use that loss as a tax write off.If so many people liked her that well why the hell didnt they vote for her.Move on to the real talent thats left.

1257 days ago
83.

JJM    

Of course Idol is a talent agency - that's the whole point. The AI empire found a way to not only make money from millions of text message votes and television ad/promotional deals, they also get the cream of the crop (as chosen by the millions who will buy) to sign with their pals' labels and sell millions of songs either through iTunes or physical CD's. It's the perfect plan. It doesn't even matter who wins - each of the contestants has a massive fan base just waiting to open their wallets and purses. Adam Lambert came in second and he outsold Kris Allen $10,000,000:$cab fare. Even if Pia only has a million fans, it would take nothing for Interscope to slap together 16 songs, auto-tune her voice and make $20 million for about 2M cost.

It's how well that first album sells which dictates whether or not there will be a second or third. I'm sure there is a financial algorithm used to determine the most profitable route to take. Same with Cowell's Syco label and RCA and all the rest.

I watch Idol because of the brilliance it took to merge two of the most booming entertainment industries to maximize profit. If you think that's greedy, then you're just jealous you didn't think of it first.

1256 days ago
84.

my    

Wow, she might be able to sing the ballads but emotionally - she has no soul put into them. That's the biggest the factor in her not reaching the major audience. She was more of a copycat than an original. She does sing very very well and very controlled - but that control totally takes out the soul of the ballad and her voice therefore making her forgettable. Trust me, no one will be talking her about next year. No one ever hears of the "Oh My God, I can't believe he/she got voted off early" contestant from the other seasons.

1256 days ago
85.

karen    

she was a bore Jlo kept trying to tell her to move a little bit more. She never seemed to grasp the idea that entertainment is more than standing in one place showing us your freshly shaven armpits. Ba Ba BYE Pia no tears here..

1256 days ago
86.

karen    

she was a bore Jlo kept trying to tell her to move a little bit more. She never seemed to grasp the idea that entertainment is more than standing in one place showing us your freshly shaven armpits. Ba Ba BYE Pia no tears here..

1256 days ago
87.

Lisa    

PLEASE! First Jennifer singles out Pia for criticism..."I want to make you better"...Really??? What happened to be true to yourself??? Thanks for nothing Jennifer! Now, the group is ganging up on Haley...even Steve??? OBVIOUS bias.... Haley has an amazing voice! Maybe Pia and Haley never had a chance to win IDOL...but the expectation for judges is that they are to be fair and balanced, or it gives the appearance of a "fixed" outcome. Haley was the only contestant that received negative comments tonight and she is consistently better than a "too old to be in a boy band" contestant that Jennifer seems to favor -on good and bad weeks -mostly bad -just sayin'

1256 days ago
88.

Marty    

TO: Flowerlips: What about Fantasia? Her last name was voweled and she had darker than olive skin! So I guess your theory is shot to hell.

1254 days ago
89.

marcia    

I AM A 67 YEAR OLD WOMEN AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING IDLO SENSE IT STARTED LOVED PIA AND PAUL REMINDS ME OF ROD STUART AND PIA WAS AMASING IDOL BETTER CHANGE HOW THEY VOTE NOT WATCHING IT ANYMORE LOVE THE JUDGES JENEFFER LOPES LOVE HER AND STEVEN TYLER

1250 days ago
90.

Ted    

Why do people get upset,she was voted off for a reason(PEOPLE DID NOT LIKE HER)Hopefuly she will go home and save america from having to look at that NOSE and those CROSSEYES!!

1249 days ago
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