As “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano is currently finding out, everything happens for a reason. The Season 10 contestant revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that her early elimination from “Idol” afforded her a chance to get a head start on recording her debut album.
“I had a lot of time before we started the finale rehearsals and before we started tour, so I got about eight to nine songs done already for the album,” said Toscano of her first LP, set for a tentative November release on Interscope Records. “So now when I get off tour, we’re just going to finish up.”
“It kind of was like an overnight thing,” Toscano admitted of her success. “That was the scariest part, adapting to this life overnight.”
As Toscano is also currently finding out, “this life” can become tiring at times. But the singer, who despite barely sleeping the previous night seemed energetic during out chat, is doing her best to take it all in.
“It’s so much fun, we have a blast on tour,” she said. “This is the dream.”