Pia Toscano gets a record deal

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.  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.  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.  And the scandal of being eliminated has brought her a lot of attention, so this will probably work out well for her career.