Ousted American Idol contestant, Pia Toscano dropped by Live with Regis and Kelly this morning to perform Stevie Wonder’s “All is Fair in Love” and to discuss her surprising elimination from the show.
Check out her performance and interview after the jump.
BONUS: Check out phone-in interview with Ryan Seacrest, also after the jump.
UPDATE: Interviews from Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and People.
Video after the JUMP…
“Mark is a really sweet guy, ” Toscano, who went on a date with Ballas in Los Angeles on Friday, told PEOPLE Monday in New York. “We went out with a group of friends. He’s just a really good friend, I guess.”
Toscano, who was a frontrunner on Idol before her surprising departure, said Ballas can relate to her whirlwind experience on Fox’s hit talent competition.
“Me and Mark vibe well together because he knows what I’m going through, ” she said. “He gets judged every week and he’s kind of on a similar show, only I’m singing and he’s dancing, so he’s a really nice person to have support from.
Watch the video at People
The reality world was shocked when “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano was unexpectedly eliminated from the hit FOX competition. But the 22-year-old singer from Howard Beach, NY has landed on her feet, and she fills us in on her state of mind and what’s next!
“I never expected getting cut from the show [that] I would have this much support … and I’m so thankful for it, ” she tells ET, not even realizing that she was up 30, 000 followers on Twitter until after her exit. “I was in a bubble, an ‘American Idol’ bubble the whole time; very focused on my songs, I would never really go out – we didn’t ever have that much time.”
Pia says she’s now focused on getting some rest and preparing for the upcoming “American Idol” tour.
Watch the video HERE.
Via Access Hollywood
Interview with Ryan Seacrest
“I loved all the stress and pressure [of the show] and constantly working. And I miss all the contestants, but I’m in a good place right now, I’m very happy.”
Read more HERE