Go behind the scenes with Pia Toscano at the shoot for her ‘This Time’ video. The ‘American Idol’ season ten finalist takes fans through each scene, including her long-awaited trip to the beach, and discussed the message behind the video. Check it out to learn more about her “rock-star moment” on set.
“I really relate to this song, so it’s the perfect first single,” Pia says in the footage. “I connect with this song so much. For me it’s truly my life.”
Pia Toscano spoke with the Houston Chronicle about selecting ‘This Time’ as her first single and what fans can expect from the ‘American Idol’ season ten finalist on her debut album. “Yes, I love to sing ballads, but I really just did what I needed to do to stay on the show,” Pia explained. “I feel like people don’t really get that we have themes every week, and there are songs on lists that we’re choosing from. The most important thing was being a strong vocalist to me. Before I came out here, I wasn’t doing lots of ballads. But this album is going to be edgy. It’s going to be soulful. It’s going to be powerful, fun, with lots of great collaborations.”
Pia Toscano, the ‘American Idol’ season ten finalist who recently announced a record deal with Interscope and the release of her debut single ‘This Time’, has now released the track’s official music video. The single version of ‘This Time’ is on sale at iTunes for $0.69. Watch the music video via YouTube below.
Though Pia Toscano’s first single ‘This Time’ has a country/pop-leaning sound, the ‘American Idol’ season ten finalist tells MTV News her debut album on Interscope Records will steer the 22-year-old in a different direction. “That song sounds kind of country, but [the album’s] not just one thing, not pop or R&B,” Pia explained. “It will be pop with an R&B influence, with an edge. It will be soulful and powerful.”
Toscano also revealed that being ninth place on ‘Idol’ could have worked to her advantage. “If I had made it a week further, I may not have gotten signed by Interscope,” she said. “I got [to] working immediately, doing demos for [Interscope boss] Jimmy [Iovine] and I had to work for him to pick me up and sign me.”
‘American Idol’ season ten finalist Pia Toscano released her debut single ‘This Time’ this week on iTunes. Listen to the song via YouTube below. Pia, who was known for her stirring ballads during her time on the show – picks up the pace with ‘This Time’, a mid-tempo anthem about coming back stronger after a breakup.
The singer just confirmed last week that she is signed to Interscope Records, and is currently traveling the country as part of the American Idols Live! 2011 tour.
Next Media Animation went to work on news that ‘American Idol’ fans are up in arms after fan favorite Pia Toscano was voted off the show, offering an animated look at the story. People have been petitioning the FOX show to bring Pia back and boot Stefano instead with allegations that the ‘Idol’ voting system was having malfunctions for those casting votes for Pia. Watch the NMA report via YouTube below.
Adam Lambert checked in with his Twitter followers (@adamlambert) on Friday (April 8), reacting to the shocking elimination of Pia Toscano on Thursday night’s ‘American Idol’. The ‘Idol’ season eight runner-up writes:
Sad to see Pia go. One of the best voices on this season. Makes me think Voters aren’t focusing enough on vocal/musical ability.