Ousted 'Idol' Stefano -- I Wanna Win Grammys!!!

5/12/2011 11:45 AM PDT

Ousted 'Idol' Stefano -- I Wanna Win Grammys!!!

"American Idol" reject Stefano Langone refuses to get sucked into the county fair circuit -- dude's got MUCH bigger plans for his future ... and they involve a six-letter word that rhymes with glammy.

We ran into this season's seventh place winner last night in L.A. -- where he channeled Randy Jackson by saying, "Just because I'm not in the competition, don't mean I'm not in it to win it"

Stefano added, "Definitely still waiting for those Grammys."

Sure beats going toe-to-toe with the human cannonball.