Recently-eliminated American Idol finalist Pia Toscano, appearing on the Today Show Tuesday, took the high road when asked if she agreed with judge Steven Tyler‘s comments that she’d been bounced from the Fox hit because girls were jealous of her, and RadarOnline.com has all the scoop for you.
An irked Tyler last week told reporters his theory on Pia’s shocking ouster: “Guys aren’t voting and girls are jealous.”
Pia stopped short at agreeing Tuesday, saying “You know, you really don’t know — there are a lot of female fans voting for the boys, but you don’t know.
“You have to go out every week, give 110 percent, and be happy with your performance — that’s all you can do,” Toscano, who’d auditioned for the show four previous times, said.
Toscano, asked about a rumored record contract she’d been offered, said she’s “been so busy, we haven’t talked about anything yet.
“We’re focused on the [American Idol summer arena] tour now and whatever opportunities come my way, I’ll take,” the 22-year-old New Yorker said.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Pia had garnered strong buzz as a favorite to win with her star power, beauty and talent, wowing the judges and audiences with rousing renditions of Elton John’s Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Alicia Keys’ Doesn’t Mean Anything and The Pretenders’ I’ll Stand by You.
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American Idol returns Wednesday on Fox at 8/7c.