Pia Toscano Opens Up About ‘This Time’ and Childhood Grammy Speech
Pia Toscano recently stopped by New York's 102.7, and in her interview with Jim and Kim, the 'American Idol' contestant opened up about everything from her debut single to the Grammy speech she wrote when she was just 8 years old.
The 22-year-old Queens native released her first single in July, and insists it was love at first listen. "I kind of feel like this is my time," she says. "On 'American Idol' I grew so much -- I found so much about myself that I didn't even know … It's about a relationship gone bad, too, but I pertain it more to my experience on 'American Idol,' growing as a person [and] as an artist."
The Season 10 singer placed tenth in the competition, but thanks to her loyal fan following, she's enjoying all of her post-'Idol' success. She explains, "I used to watch the Grammys when I was like 8 years old, since forever, and I would dress up, I would have my speech, so this for me ... it's like my dream is a reality now. So, I'm just taking it all in and I'm loving every second."
Toscano is currently on the American Idols Live! tour and admits that Paul McDonald and James Durbin are the biggest pranksters on the road. "The boys, they tease us all the time," she reveals. "We have such a good relationship. The truth is, we are all so close, But there are times, cause we're a family like brother and sister, we do argue every now on then, get on each other's nerves, [but] it's all in good fun, really."
Toscano was signed to 19 Recordings/Interscope Records following her run on 'American Idol.' She is currently working on her debut album, which is expected to be released later this year.