April 08, 2011 07:56 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on American Idol on FOX we watched as Pia Toscano was eliminated after her top nine finalists. In a post elimination press conference, Pia Toscano shared her thoughts on the elimination and her experience on the show. Keep reading for more details!
American Idol on FOX fans watched as front runner Pia Toscano was surprisingly eliminated this week. Ironically, Pia says she had a feeling it was going to happen. In a post elimination interview, Pia shared some thoughts about it and what her future holds. Here is what Pia wanted to share with her fans:
Question: Why do you think you did not get enough votes?
Pia Toscano: I really don’t know, there’s no exact formula. It’s funny be the night before I had a weird feeling in my tummy, I mean I was excited about my performance but I told my parents I was going to be in the bottom 3. So when it happened I kind of expected it.
Question: If you could go back and do it again, would you have done anything differently?
Pia Toscano: Absolutely not. If you make a mistake it helps you grow and I truly wouldn’t change a thing. I took the judges criticism and I will continue to work on it in the future.
Question: Randy always says not to take on the big voices, what made you do them?
Pia Toscano: I like to challenge myself and take risks. Those are the voices I’ve grown up listening to. I just tried my best and did my best with them. They went over well and I’m thankful everyone enjoyed my performance.
Question: Which judge can you identify with the most and what was the best piece of advice you have gotten from them?
Pia Toscano: Really I have a connection with every single one of them. Last night was such a blur, it was so emotional and when they came up to me I was just overwhelmed, they were shocked and said if you ever need anything call us. They were so supportive and I really needed that at that time.
Question: Can you describe Jennifer Lopez in one word?
Pia Toscano: Perfection. She really is, she has a such a good way of telling you. She is absolutely stunning inside and out.
Question: You’ve gotten a lot of celebrity support, how has that been?
Pia Toscano: It’s amazing, it just helps me in the situation. Last night I was upset that I was leaving and that I wouldn’t be able to perform again. To have the support of fans and a lot of celebrities now means the world to me.
Question: The judges told you to change it up and when you did you were voted off, what do you think about that?
Pia Toscano: It’s nobody’s fault – the judges were right to change it up. I had no regrets going into it. It wasn’t even that much out of my comfort zone. Back home, I was doing up tempo stuff, more so than ballads. I know I have to get more comfortable on stage. I’m a little shy sometimes and I get a bit of stage fright.
Question: What kind of music will we hear from you in the future?
Pia Toscano: I will definitely go in the pop genre with r&b influence. I want to have big power ballads as well as dance hits.
Question: What was going through your mind when saw the judges faces upon hearing the news of your elimination?
Pia Toscano: I was just trying to stay composed, I was really emotional. It’s scary up there. I feel like everything happens for a reason. I don’t really know, you’re mind goes blank, it was so emotional.
Question: Will you do both up tempos and ballads on the tour?
Pia Toscano: The tour is going to be so much fun. It will be a much more of a laid back situation, and yes I am going to do my up tempos and my ballads.
Question: What did you think of Jennifer crying last night?
Pia Toscano: That was tough for me because Jennifer has helped me so much and she is someone that I admire. It blew my mind, not that I was in shock, I just couldn’t believe my journey ended. All of the support was nice.
Question: When it was just you and Stefano up there, did you two talk about who you thought was going home?
Pia Toscano: Stefano is very good friend of mine, he is an incredible person. He was reassuring me that I was not going home, but he thought he was. He was so supportive of me, he deserves to be in top 8. Everything happens the way its supposed to.
Question: Did the judges say anything about having any regrets for using the save 2 weeks ago?
Pia Toscano: No, they just said they wished they could have helped me. But it was my time to go, and it wasn’t Casey’s time. Casey is an amazing musician and an amazing person.
Question: Is being on American Idol different than it is portrayed?
Pia Toscano: I’ve auditioned since season five. This is everything I ever dreamed of and more. I couldn’t have had a better panel this year. Everyone wants the best for you, they don’t want you to go home. That was the biggest surprise, I didn’t realize how much they want you there and the best for you.
Question: Are you excited about your future?
Pia Toscano: I am so excited. So many doors are going to open for me. They already have. I’m looking forward to going on tour. It’s gonna be great. I’m excited to see what my future holds.
Question: What did you think about Steven’s comments about people being jealous of you, thus why they did not vote for you?
Pia Toscano: That’s very kind of him to say, to have him in your corner is amazing, especially in the situation I am in now. But you know, I really don’t know, I really can’t say why people did not vote for me.
Question: Who do you think is going to win American Idol?
Pia Toscano: I truly love every single one of the contestants. I have a special bond with each of them, and I can’t pick one because you truly never know. I am rooting for every one of them.
Question: Are you planning to stay in NY or move out here?
Pia Toscano: I will go back to NY for little while, but I want to be close to my management out here so I may come out here, I love it out here. I may travel back and forth as I am very very close to my family.
Best of luck in the future to Pia Toscano, we sure will miss you next week but I am certain we have not heard the last of this talented young lady!
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