March 15, 2011 09:09 AM by Lisa Princ
American Idol on FOX finalist Pia Toscano continues to amaze us each week with her beautiful performances – but how does she do it? In a recent interview with the New York Post, the 22 year old Queens native talks about life in her family and reveals her “lucky charm” that is so close to her heart. Keep reading to find out more!
American Idol’s Pia Toscano recently took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with the New York Post about her life where she reveals that despite comfort on the stage she always been more of a close to home kind of gal. Pia told the news that “I was always very sheltered. I was actually really nervous to go to school in Manhattan. I come from a very old-school Italian family. I am still not allowed to stay out past a certain time.” Pia is so close to her family that once she graduated she decided to pursue a job as a wedding singer, giving her the job she wanted while she remained close to her family and friends.
Pia Toscano also revealed that she was always the closest to her grandfather as she tells the reporter “When I was growing up, he was my best friend. I connect my music a lot to him because he is one of the first people I ever performed for. You had to see the smile on his face every time I performed. He had congestive heart failure and passed away a few hours before his 86th birthday. And his wake was on my birthday.” And her grandfather continues to be a support system for Pia as she revealed that his initials are tattooed on her her wrist and as her “lucky charm” before each performance she rubs her wrists together 13 times.
Personally, I do not think Pia needs luck at all, her talent is incredible alone. What do you think of Pia Toscano? – could she be the season ten winner of American Idol? Comment and share your thoughts with us and then be sure to tune in on Wednesday as the top 12 take the stage!
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