Report: Booted 'American Idol' Pia Toscano Inks A Record Deal

Pia Toscano performs on "American Idol" on April 8, 2011 Pia Toscano performs on "American Idol" on April 8, 2011

Less than two days after her shocking elimination from “American Idol,” Pia Toscano has reportedly landed a record deal.

The easy-on-the-eyes New York native has been signed to “Idol” mentor Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records for her debut album, according to Us Weekly.

“Pia is being signed to a deal with Interscope Records who are rushing her into the studio to record an album ASAP,” a source reportedly familiar with the contract told the mag. “Starting [Thursday] night after the show, Interscope told her they wanted her and first thing [Friday] morning, Interscope brass started calling every top songwriter and producer in town to get an album together and rush release it.

“Papers are being finalized,” the source reportedly added. “It’s basically a done deal. She’s signing. They rushed everything but she’s so excited.”

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the 22-year-old big-voiced brunette was cut from “Idol’s” Season 10 on Thursday night, in a surprising elimination that left the judges at a loss for words.

“I’m shocked, I’m angry. I don’t even know what to say,” judge Jennifer Lopez said, tearing up, before quickly composing herself.

“I’m gutted, you’re one of the best singers in this, you know what I’m saying?” a shocked Randy Jackson chimed in.

Judge Steven Tyler, however, blamed America, suggesting the voting public got it totally wrong.

“I don’t know. America, man. You know, a mistake is one thing, but lack of passion is unforgivable. They’re wrong,” he said. “I don’t know what happened with this. She’s beautiful. When she sings, she’s a bird.”

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A rep for Interscope was not immediately available for confirmation on the contract news when contacted by Access Hollywood on Saturday.

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