American Idol: Season 10
Former American Idol Contestant Pia Toscano Finally Signs Record Deal
Though America decided Pia Toscano wasn't worthy of making it into the top eight on American Idol, Interscope Records apparently thinks the singer is worthy of a record deal. Antonia Armato of the production team Rock Mafia -- who worked with all the finalists this past season on Idol -- tells ABC News Radio, "[Pia] just got signed to Interscope. We just finished a song with her called 'Counterfeit,' which is phenomenal...and we did another song for her as well."
The other song is called "Dreamgirl," but Armato and partner Tim James aren't sure if that tune will appear on Toscano's album. As for "Counterfeit," Armato says Pia sang it "amazingly."
The deal with Interscope came about quickly, according to Armato. "They just made the decision a few days ago to actually pull the trigger to sign the deal," she explained. "They have to decide...I guess there's a certain amount of days after American Idol, where you decide, if you're not the winner, if they're actually going to get a record deal."
There were rumors about Pia recording a song called "Counterfeit" back in May. At that time, Pia told ABC News Radio that the track was "amazing" and that Rock Mafia were "incredible," but said, "We haven't really discussed yet what is gonna be my single and y'know, we're taking things a day at a time."
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