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Pia Toscano

American Idol Recap: Pia Toscano Rips It Up With ‘I’ll Stand By You’

So for the first time since, like, the show began, this is the first year that I haven’t watched American Idol with rapt attention. It wasn’t even because, you know, Simon left. I was more busted up about the departure of Paula Abdul a few seasons ago, but when the time came for the Idol premiere earlier in the year, it also went, and I happened to miss it. I then missed it each week thereafter, and up until watching the above clip, I hadn’t seen a second of this season.

However, THIS GIRL CAN WAIL. Pia Toscano? Even though your name sounds like a chick that The Situation would be proud of banging, or worse, a castmember on Jersey Shore, you gained some serious Idol cred last night. I project that this girl, if not the winner, will be in the top three – and I haven’t even seen the other contestants. (Do I need to?)

Are you guys watching? Do you have a favorite? Does this year suck hard?

I guess I may as well go ahead and make girlfriend a category – it’s probably going to be used quite a bit in the coming months.