Jul 12, 2011


Sometimes it isn’t such a bad thing to NOT win American Idol (just ask Chris Daughtry). While your favorite singers may not have become this year’s American Idol, there are plenty of places to still get your idol fix. The American Idol Season 10 Summer Tour is underway and fan favorite Pia Toscano just released her new single “This Time”. Not to mention, JLo announced to E! that she plans to return for Season 11. This show is certainly still, “In it to win it!”

The American Idol Season 10 Summer Tour began July 5th in Portland, Oregon and will run through September 10th in Rochester, NY.  The tour will include over 40 concert dates nationwide and some tickets are still available to see your favorite singers live!   The tour showcased the premiere of Pia Toscano’s long-awaited single which Ryan Seacrest also debuted on his KISS-FM radio show.

Although “This Time” was met with mixed reviews, many critics feel it could be the start of a big career and I agree.  Her “radio friendly” single is being released through Interscope Records, who like fans,  took notice of her great voice, good looks, and charismatic personality. The song was penned by Esther Dean, who most recently wrote Rihanna’s hit single “S & M”. “This Time” is available on iTunes and the album will be released by her record label later this year.

The moral of the story … whether you’re a fan favorite who suffers an early elimination or an idol winner, the show’s exposure is in one word, priceless.