'Idol' Castoff Pia Toscano: 'I Was In a Bubble'


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 to see what she has to say about reports that she's already landed a recording contract – and who she thinks could win this season's "Idol"!