Tuesday, April 12, 2011

At the bottom of the voting pile... Pia Toscano 'had no chance of winning American Idol'


No chance: Pia Toscano never had a shot at winning American Idol, according to show sources

Pia Toscano never had a shot at winning American Idol, according to show sources.

The talent show hopeful, who was voted off last week, ‘was never going to win’, a production insider revealed after saying: ‘It was only a matter of time before Pia was kicked off.’

Toscano was apparently nowhere near the top of the voting pile, whereas four of the other five remaining contestants are said to be ‘fairly consistently placing in the top four.’

And while Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was left in tears when Toscana was eliminated, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says she was 'never a frontrunner' because she didn't connect with the audience,

He told Entertainment Weekly: 'The fact of the matter is that it appears that Pia didn't connect with the audience as much as we maybe think she did.'

Hectic schedule: Yesterday Toscano was spotted visiting the MTV Sttudios in New York for an interview with MTV news in a black skirt and green shirt

But although the source revealed Pia’s unfortunate news to TMZ, they did say that the singer’s rumoured record deal with Interscope Records is more than just gossip.

Pia is said to be just moments away from signing the deal, which may make her exit from the show a happy ending after all.

The 22-year-old is said to begin work immediately on recording her debut album under the record company, which is chaired by Idol mentor Jimmy Lovine.

Date night: Meanwhile Pia Toscano was spotted enjoying a dinner date with Dancing With The Stars hunk Mark Ballas

Meanwhile the five remaining contestants, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams are still in the running to become the next idol.

But since Pia’s departure from the show, she has been having a successful social life and was spotted enjoying a dinner date with Dancing With The Stars hunk Mark Ballas.

The pair were spotted leaving the Gulfstream seafood restaurant in Century City in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Toscano had apparently been eyeing the 24-year-old dancing professional for some time, as they had both been filming on the same CBS lot in Hollywood.

Record deal: Despite being voted off American Idol, Pia is said to be moments away from signing a record deal

Emotional exit: Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was in tears when Toscano was voted off the show

They had yet to be formally introduced before Toscano's time on the Fox show was cut short, however, so the New York born diva was forced to take action.

And the unlikely cupid in to this very 21st century talent show Romeo and Juliet is none other than WWE wrester Chris Jericho, 40.

According to TMZ, Toscano shares a mutual friend with Jericho - who is currently competing in the ABC's weekly dance-off - so she passed her number on to him.

The date is understood to have gone well, with both parties wanting to see each other again.

Final Song - Pia Toscano - I'll Stand By You - American Idol Top 9 Results Show - 04/07/11

source: dailymail

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