updated 07/06/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/06/2011 AT 11:10 AM ET
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.