UPDATE: You won’t find it on their front page or in their American Idol category, but here’s a TMZ report declaring Scott and Lauren the front-runners. Maybe Nigel has last approval and told Harvey to take it down. Check it out.
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have been the top vote getters … so we’re told. And, we’re told James Durbin is consistently scoring in the top three. Two other contestants have also fared well in the voting — Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.
As for Pia Toscano … our sources say — based on the voting — she never stood a chance of winning. Pia placed in the murky middle until she was booted off.
But don’t feel too bad for Pia — We’re told it’s a “certainty” she will sign a deal with Interscope Records.
Looks like those names in the posted report (below) were more than speculation… Oh Nigel. You are so funny.
Check it out, TPTB really want to get the message out that Pia wasn’t a front runner, as they’ve sent a missive to their “messenger boy” Harvey Levin at TMZ!
Pia Toscano never had a chance of winning “American Idol” — this according to well-placed sources connected with the production.
We’re told before Pia was booted, America’s votes put her in the murky middle — she was never near the top of the heap. As one “A.I.” spy put it, “It was only a matter of time before Pia was kicked off. She was never going to win.”
I have to wonder if the names are more than speculation. Instead of sending one of the judges out on the talk show circuit to pimp certain contestants, Nigel drops a few “frontrunners” to TMZ:
And, our spies say, there are 5 remaining contestants who are “fairly consistently placing in the top 4.” Our sources would not reveal who they are, but we have an educated guess as to 3 of them — Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and James Durbin. As for the remaining 2, we’re guessing Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.
Jimmy is going to record an album full of ballads with Pia? If this is true, good luck selling that shiz:
As for Pia, don’t feel bad. We’re told the rumored record deal she has with Interscope Records is more than a rumor. We’re told it’s a “certainty” Pia will sign. And something else — Jimmy Iovine will ignore the judges, who wanted Pia to sing some up-tempo songs. Jimmy, we’re told, will go strictly for ballads.