Season 10 American Idol contestant Pia Toscano has signed a record deal with Interscope Records.
Toscano, 22, made it to the top 9 on American Idol this season. Many thought she was voted off prematurely, so it is no surprise to see her singing career taking off so quickly.
The ballad singer is scheduled to release her debut single, “This Time,” on July 12, 2011.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family,” Toscano said in a statement Tuesday. “[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol … This is a dream come true.”
Toscano will perform her first single as part of the summer’s American Idol Love! Tour, which begins July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah.