Pia Toscano is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL

Top 8 Finalists perform songs from the movies Wednesday, April 13

Pia Toscano

AMERICAN IDOL: Pia Toscano is eliminated on the Thursday, April 7 episode of AMERICAN IDOL.

By Jason Matthews

Finalist Pia Toscano was eliminated Thrusday on AMERICAN IDOL after she received the fewest of America’s votes. On Wednesday’s performance show, the Top 9 performed the songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Toscano, 22, from Howard Beach, NY, sang “River Deep, Mountain High.” Tonight’s episode featured performances by punk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Iggy Pop and Season Four IDOL finalist Constantine Maroulis.

On Wednesday, April 13 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 8 finalists – Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald and Haley Reinhart – return to the IDOL stage to perform songs from the movies.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, to the live results show to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home. In addition, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rihanna will take the stage and Season One IDOL winner Kelly Clarkson and country music superstar Jason Aldean will perform their duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

Fans can view the official profiles for each of the finalists at www.americanidol.com/contestants. Keep up with the latest AMERICAN IDOL news on the AMERICAN IDOL Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanidol. And be sure to check out the official AMERICAN IDOL Twitter for the scoop straight from the IDOL set (@americanidol).

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

Visit americanidol.com for additional information regarding AMERICAN IDOL voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.

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