She may not be the new American Idol – but things haven't ended too badly for Pia Toscano. She just landed a record deal.
The ninth-place Idol finalist has signed to Interscope Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and will release hew debut single, "This Time," on July 12. She's also slotted to perform the song as part of the summer's American Idol Love! Tour, which begins July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Toscano, who has been dating Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas, is expected to release the album by the end of the year.
As for its sound, Toscano told PEOPLE earlier this year, "It's definitely going to be big ballads, but there's also going to be those fun up-tempo songs, those dancing songs." (read more)