Pia Toscano Signs Record Deal with Interscope

Jul 6, 2011, 12:44 by R.E. Christian

"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Pia Toscano has signed a recording contract, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records announced Wednesday.

The fan favorite's debut single, "This Time," is set for release July 12, the label said.

The singer also is scheduled to perform on the "American Idols Live! Tour," which kicks off Wednesday in Salt Lake City and continues through the summer before concluding Sept. 10 in Rochester, N.Y.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family," Toscano said in a statement. "[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on 'Idol' and I'm looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true."

Source: UPI