PHOTOS Pia Toscano at the American Idol finalists party in Los Angeles

American Idol's Pia Toscano from the American Idol Season 10 finalists party

Before the 10th season of American Idol began airing a month and a half ago I decided to pick one of the performers that reportedly received a Golden Ticket (There were many “spoiler” lists circulating online at the time) and do a profile.

After surfing through numerous MySpace pages and watching an endless string of audience-recorded YouTube videos I chose 21-year-old Pia Toscana from Howard Beach, New York because it seemed like she had everything it takes to attract a large fan base (an interesting story, she’s charismatic, and I concede that she is VERY attractive) and also the raw talent to actually win the competition. (CLICK HERE to see the post and read up on Pia’s background, including her mildly successful run on American Idol in Season 6.)

Pia Toscano at the American Idol finalists party March 3, 2011

Pia did not disappoint! Her performance of the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You” Wednesday night brought the first standing ovation from the judges’ table and even inspired Randy Jackson to say it was one of the greatest performance in the ten-year history of the show. Here’s Pia’s performance of “I’ll Stand By You” in a great high-definition video clip:

ANYWAYS… Pia and the other finalists were in attendance at the American Idol finalists party at The Rooftop Parking structure at The Grove in Los Angeles, California last night and I thought I would share some photos of the mind-blowing American Idol dominator Pia Toscano from the event.

Lauren Alaina Pia Toscano American Idol
^ Pia Toscano and Lauren Alaina

And here’s one of our patented loooooooooooooong last looks:

Full-length Pia Toscano photo

Congratulations Pia Toscano! is undividedly in your corner and we’ll be tuned in next week to see what else you have up your sleeve to annihilate the competition!

WENN Photos: Nikki Nelson
Splash News Photos: Jen Lowery