Pia Toscano caused an outcry from fans (and celebs!) when she was voted off American Idolplacing her in ninth place, however, the 22-year-old is ready to claim her place in the spotlight with her newly released song, This Time.
Just last week she announced she had signed a record deal with Interscope, so this starlet sure moves fast. This single will be a teaser, as her full debut album will not be released until this fall.
This Time was debuted on KIIS FM with Ryan Seacrest this morning. The song was written and co-produced by Ester Dean, who has also worked with Rihanna on S&M and Nicki Minaj on Superbass. If you have tickets to see her on the American Idol Live Tour this summer, she is also planning on including This Time in her set.
Toscano tweeted today, “[Thank you] guys so much for the sport! Had a blast with Ryan Seacrest this morning. This Time will be on iTunes tomorrow!!!”
Many outlets were reporting the song would not be available to purchase until July 19, but Toscano says it can be purchased tomorrow from iTunes.
“I’m mad as hell and I can’t take it no more,” the song begins. “I’ve been in denial, now I’m living the truth / Been down for a while, now I’m standing up to you / This time I’m gonna do it my way / This time I’m finding out the hard way / This time I’m gonna go back to the girl I was on the night you found me.”