BREAKING NEWS

VIDEO: 'Standout' Pia Toscano No Pretender On American Idol

Mar. 3 2011, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

On Wednesday's American Idol, the second of three episodes airing this week, judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez checked out the dozen remaining girls, and Pia Toscano stole the show with a jarring rendition of The Pretenders' I'll Stand By You, radiating the same kind of star power Kelly Clarkson did in the show's inaugural season.

After her performance, the entire audience -- including the judges -- stood up and gave Toscano, a 22-year-old New Yorker, a standing ovation for her power ballad.

Article continues below advertisement

Jackson told her, "This is our first standing O of the new season, Idol 10 -- you just put yourself in the top with those amazing performances!"

J.Lo was equally complimentary, telling Toscano, “I knew you were a standout, you were saving that for when it counts -- it was out of this world."

Others who took the stage Wednesday included: Julie Zorrilla, Lauren Alaina, Lauren Turner, Tatynisa Wilson, Rachel Zevita, Naima Adedapo, Kendra Chantelle, Karen Rodriguez, Jovany Barreto, Haley Reinhart and Thia Megia.

On Thursday's American Idol, airing on Fox at 8/7c, the top 10 finalists will be announced, along with three wild card picks from the judges.

Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

We'll keep you up-to-date on all the happenings right here on RadarOnline.com.

RELATED STORIES:

VIDEO: Lee DeWyze Wins American Idol!

Advertisement

© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. OPERATED BY EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.