After the shock of Pia Toscano being eliminated from American Idol last week, record companies have been scrambling to make sure the young woman’s talent doesn’t go to waste. Â Interscope Records rushed in to make sure that no one got there before them, and within a couple of days they had a contract ready for her to sign. Â She’s expected to make it official this week.
Not everyone was surprised that things went this way, though – producer Nigel Lythgoe says that Pia was never even close to the top of the weekly results, and based on that he doesn’t think she would have had a chance at winning, anyway. Â And the scandal of being eliminated has brought her a lot of attention, so this will probably work out well for her career.