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Pia Toscano sings on American Idol Top 9

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Rickey: OMG This is so awesome! Go Pia! I think she will win.

Steven Tyler: Murderer! Murderer! You killed it!

Jennifer Lopez: That was amazing. Vocally you proved to us you can sing an uptempo. You are really really special up there.

Randy Jackson: You can deliver on the uptempo. Find your movement.

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Mariangela
Mariangela

Pia sings very well, beautiful voice. But she is a lame and bad performer. She doesn't know to entertain nor move an audience. Melinda Doolittle is 100 times better. Pia needs to project emotion, get into the song, make us feel it... I am not that impressed.

Lilly
Lilly

Everyone is complaining that Pia does not move, Who Cares?, she did her best and she still is the best singer in the competition. I did not watch season 4, so i can't agree with everyone, but in the x factor UK, the contestant Rebecca Ferguson was even more a ballad singer than Pia, singing 5 ballads, for 5 consecutive weeks. And yes, everyone complained like you guys, but she had the best voice in the competition!, she did not win, but she end up in second place! of 16 contestants! so that proves that in the end it doesn't matter who can dance and moves more! is the voice!

to
to

Boring. she can sing but she is not a triple threat. No performance skills whatsoever. She needs to research Beyonce or Brittany Spears or someone to learn how to perform a song. She perfoms the same way with all her songs. Stand, sing, move hand, sing, belt high note, move hand....Nobody's going to want to go to her concert. Can't sell out concerts if you don't know how to perform and put on a show. If she wins she will fade. Voice does not match the performance. Sorry!

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

LOL - @ a good karaoke singer... I've been to TONS of karaoke bars - and some REALLY GOOD ONES... I have NEVER heard anyone who could sing more than a few songs - in the same range and genre well. PIA - so far - can sing anything. If PIA is a "GOOD KARAOKE SINGER" than who isn't - on this season of idol? Scotty? Paul? Hayley? ANSWER!?

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

I HONESTLY think you are giving too much credit to Celine. I haven't seen her show, but I don't think she's all that, or she wouldn't have "RETIRED".

DJ Jayito
DJ Jayito

I NEVER thought she could SANG thing song! She NAILED it!

KonaBliss
KonaBliss

Great voice, face and body. But the black nails make me wonder whether she has sold her soul.

Glim
Glim

Pia is being compared to Celine, and she certainly has the vocal chops! Big difference is Celine commands every huge stage she performs in while Pia can't seem to do that even with the small Idol stage. But I'm still hoping she can develop the commanding stage presence of Celine. Don't see why she can't do it because she has the face, and in fact has more curves than Celine but for some reason has a flat personality on stage in comparison!

KB
KB

Not a bad performance -- but not very much originality. That nearly sounded identical to Celine Dion singing the same song. Check out Celine on youtube to come to your own conclusions.

Still think Pia is just a good karaoke singer.

mjavena
mjavena

one word: AWKWARD!!!

JJ
JJ

She puts no emotion into her performances. The reason why the judges never call out Jacob for not doing an uptempo song or for being boring is because he connects with the song, the lyrics, the band, the backup singers, etc. He puts emotion into it. Pia is Katherine McPhee Part II! She might go Top-3 or even the Finals but someone like James or Casey, who are great performers, take risks, and who America has an easier time relating to, will win. It will come down to the vocalist vs. the musician, like David Archuleta vs. David Cook, and the musician will win. Even the judges' comments tonight hinted towards what this contest was about. Steven and Randy said they want someone who will take risks and bring something new every week.

allisonrox
allisonrox

Seesh, can't you remeber group day? Pia with her group members sang "Grenade" those were frickin' moves right there! And she's from a performing arts school!

IdolTime
IdolTime

Yes, the haters said that Carrie Underwood was wooden...

But none of the judges ever told her to not sing ballads only. She could sing whatever and they still accepted her. She was green, but she was never really boring to look at. She had that quality about her that just made voters go crazy.

I don't think Pia is the same. I think Lauren is more akin to Carrie than Pia is.

Natalie
Natalie

Bo-ring. Pia sings perfectly, but I just don't care for her. : /

kat
kat

Glee just did it better for me. there was so much more to the performance than Pia. Shes got killer vocals... but meh!!

edbert
edbert

I agree Pia could win this thing. But the question bugging my mind is what's next for Pia after Idol? Is she the next Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood? Or is she will be like most of Idol winners who are "famous now, nowhere later"? No one knows....but I think Pia should prove more what she really got!

JJ
JJ

Jennifer keeps trying to convey to Pia...that her voice is fabulous, but her stage presence needs work and she needs to connect better with the audience. It's almost as if she looks like she could twirl a baton as she is singing. If she get's the message and works it out, no doubt she could be the winner.

lianna0048
lianna0048

The girl has killer vocals...that was the perfect song for her. She's got Star written all over her.

(Did you guys know that this is Haley's second audition? )

Nathy
Nathy

She needssssssss to win this

Wowwwww..... she is the best singers by a mile.... beautiful

Now I'm a fan

Jonathan67
Jonathan67

Poor Pia! Why did Gwen Stefani stick her in that Tie-Dyed Diaper ensemble??? Wardrobe Sabotage?!

Rkt
Rkt

Pia was the best of the night!

Mikhail
Mikhail

Sing it sexy. Love this woman. Hot. Her singing was pretty good this week too!

ShamanNora
ShamanNora

She has a great voice, but her performance is not wild enough. She really needs to let loose and go with the flow. She's too controlled.

Nathy
Nathy

OMG I loveeeee her!!! she should win this year. What a voice and she is beautiful and has great sense of fashion

She is the best

fluffysasha
fluffysasha

she can really sing but stick lacks the connection..she reminds of the contestant that can really hit the notes but doesnt connect, her name is kinda unique

fluffysasha
fluffysasha

she can really sing but stick lacks the connection..she reminds of that contestant that can rally hit the notes but doesnt connect, her name is kinda unique

Cocopuff
Cocopuff

To those who say it's a "singing competition", have you ever been to a Celine Dion show? I have. Girl can move. When she sings "Eyes on Me", it's great. She learned to do this. In order to be a performer, you have to own the stage. It doesn't need to be outlandish. Show some personality or you won't win. Ballads are great and keep you in the race, but they don't win. Ask Clay Aiken and others. You have to be versatile on the stage. I think Scotty could win it.

aRose
aRose

Vocally, Pia is amazing and she did show more personality tonight. I keep thinking about what people said about Carrie Underwood during her season. They said much the same about her. Hubby and I saw her last year in concert and let me tell you, Carrie is no longer a wallflower. She sang for almost two hours straight and had plenty of stage presence. I remember sitting there watching the lights and the million dollar stage thinking, "Man, she's really a superstar now!" If Carrie can come alive, so can Pia. I have faith in her after tonight.

IdolTime
IdolTime

Uptempo, downtempo. It's the same spiel from Pia. She's just sorta a mannequin. They never had to ask Carrie Underwood to do uptempo. Her personality and star aura still shined through.

Kid Nation
Kid Nation

The voice, yes. But no connections - full of screams.

Big Rod
Big Rod

It was OK, the song was boring but she can sing very well, actually this is a singing competition is not dancing with the stars.. so she did it well !

faye
faye

very good !

GSM
GSM

I think she's a very good singer, but for some reason I don't connect with her performances. I don't actually know why, so I don't know what she can do differently...

Casey
Casey

I don't think any winner will surpass Carrie's success... at least from this season anyway. Pia is talented, but I still don't find her that entertaining.

gb
gb

girls need to win in this competition,,i want something new in AI,,,

loaded
loaded

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.................. unlike!

Weather
Weather

I feel like I have the 'mean bug' tonight. Although Pia has one of if not the best voice, I thought the performance was lame and very old fashioned. Smh...

James
James

Everyone is saying Pia isnt doing enough on stage... WTF are you all wanting a friggin drag show??? Come on where her stage presence lacks her voice more than makes up for it!!!

Two words... CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Dimitri
Dimitri

Love her, but she needs to start moving around and getting into it :/

Glim
Glim

LOL! There's your answer - you only go to karaoke bars! No wonder you can't tell the difference between a great singer and just a good one! LOL!

Cocopuff
Cocopuff

You have got to be kidding. Her spouse has had cancer, she had twins and wants to take time out to be with her family which is a big deal for Celine coming from a large one and employing several family members herself. She is awesome, live. She connects with the audience. I saw her live and she was funny and owned the stage. This takes time and I believe Pia has "it." She just needs someone to help her with her stage stuff. Beyonce's family rigged a backyard stage so the kids could practice performing. I think not winning is good for Pia. She can sign a deal and work with others to develop her persona.

John K
John K

I did check out Celine D on youtube. Pia sang better, and the 50 dancers surrounding CD did nothing for me. And I don't even like Pia especially, but I dislike Paul McDonald a lot more--just to name names.

Julie
Julie

IdolTime, did you even watch Season 4 (Carrie's season)? Carrie did mostly ballads and Simon Cowell complained on several occasions that she was cold and robotic on stage, that she didn't seem to connect with the audience at all. And look how successful she is! It's the VOICE that matters most and Pia has the best this year IMO. No one else except maybe Jacob Lusk has such a wide vocal range this year. (Sorry, but James is just screaming.)

Gabriel Etienne
Gabriel Etienne

Are you kidding me? Carrie's #1 critique was that she was "robotic" and/or didn't move around stage and all those what nots.

Everyone called her Farmbot.

No way you don't remember that if you actually watched the season. ;p

Michael J
Michael J

Then what do you call Haley's performance then? Haha! Haley SCREAMS much! :p

dee
dee

I think they are all talented amazing young people. Everyone has their favorite and isn’t that what makes America great.Pia has an amazing voice,thats a fact. But she doesnt have “originality”. What makes an artists great is “originality” or “creativity”. She should find and nurture her own “originality” to have a career like Celine,not become Celine. Theres only 1 Celine in this world,just like Elvis,MJ etc. They have the “originality” thats what makes them a great artist. In the other hand,Casey Abram is purely “original and creative.

Michael J
Michael J

Hahaha! TOTALLY AGREE! CARRIE UNDERWOOD didn't move much during her season, same thing with PIA. But their vocals shows everything! ;)

aRose
aRose

I have to wonder if part of the problem isn't her high, high heels. It looks like she can barely walk in them much less move and groove.