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Pia Toscano

Pia Ann Rose Toscano (born October 14, 1988) is an American singer from Howard Beach, New York. Toscano placed ninth on the tenth season of American Idol. Previously considered to be a frontrunner in the competition, her elimination came as a shock to judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler, all of whom were visibly and vocally upset and outraged. Viewers and media outlets alike described Toscano's departure as one of the most shocking eliminations in American Idol history. Toscano was born in 1988 and grew up in Howard Beach, New York. She is of Italian descent. She began performing in talent shows when she was four, and by the time she was nine, had performed in a local church production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Mark Ballas and Pia -- NOOOOOO!!!!!!

Mark Ballas and Pia
NOOOOO!!!!!

The relationship they said would never last ... didn't last. "Dancing with the Stars" pro Mark Ballas and "American Idol" hottie Pia Toscano have officially broken up ... according to… READ MORE >

Mark Ballas SCHOOLS Kim Kardashian Pre-Wedding

Mark Ballas SCHOOLS Kim Kardashian Pre-Wedding

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Mark Ballas is getting Kim Kardashian to step it up BIG TIME before her wedding -- claiming he personally taught her and Kris Humphries some new moves for their… READ MORE >

- 1259 days ago
'Idol' Finalists Tour Contract -- $1,000 per Show

'Idol' Finalists Tour Contract -- $1,000 per Show

"American Idol's" top 11 finalists are set to make bank over the summer -- because TMZ has learned they'll each get paid $1,000 for EVERY show they perform during the American Idol Live Tour.… READ MORE >

- 1287 days ago
Pia Toscano -- $100,000 to SING at Private Event

Pia Toscano -- $100,000 to SING at Private Event

"American Idol" reject Pia Toscano just signed a deal to make $100,000 in ONE NIGHT -- and all she has to do is sing a couple of songs at a private event ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to… READ MORE >

- 1308 days ago
'Dancing' Stars Try to Sing That 'Friday' Song

'Dancing' Stars Try to Sing That 'Friday' Song

One month later ... and that "Friday" song refuses to wither and die -- but now the gang from "Dancing with the Stars" are trying their best to beat it to death with their own beatbox remix.… READ MORE >

- 1312 days ago
Pia Toscano Will Sing on 'Dancing' ... For Mark

Pia Toscano Will Sing on 'Dancing' ... For Mark

He's doing her, and now ... she's doing his show -- TMZ has learned, Pia Toscano will be performing on "Dancing with the Stars" next week ... and get this, her new BF Mark Ballas will dance to her… READ MORE >

- 1318 days ago
Pia Toscano's Ex Wasn't a Mark Ballas Casualty

Pia Toscano's Ex Wasn't a Mark Ballas Casualty

"American Idol" cast-off Pia Toscano was a single woman two months BEFORE coming to Hollywood in March ...  and long before she started dating Mark Ballas ... TMZ has learned.As we previously… READ MORE >

- 1319 days ago
Jane Lynch -- Sparking 'Idol' Fantasies

Jane Lynch
Sparking 'Idol' Fantasies

"Glee" actress Jane Lynch innocently admitted her favorite "Idol" was super hot Pia Toscano ... thereby launching some not-so-innocent thoughts and movie flashbacks. You're welcome. Check out TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Pia Toscano -- Here I Come, Mark Ballas!!!

Pia Toscano -- Here I Come, Mark Ballas!!!

"American Idol" cast-off Pia Toscano just boarded a plane at JFK airport in New York City -- she's coming back to L.A. for another date with Mark Ballas.Pia says she thinks we gave her good advice… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Pia Never Stood A Chance of Winning 'American Idol'

Pia Never Stood A Chance of Winning 'American Idol'

Pia Toscano never had a chance of winning "American Idol" -- this according to well-placed sources connected with the production.We're told before Pia was booted, America's votes put her in the… READ MORE >

- 1326 days ago

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