Pia Toscano Debuts First Single

Pia Toscano

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updated 07/12/2011 AT 1:35 PM ET

originally published 07/11/2011 AT 5:20 PM ET

Pia Toscano has once again proven she’s come a long way since her shocker elimination from American Idol in April.

Just a week after announcing her record deal with Interscope Records, the ninth-place finalist, 22, debuted her first single “This Time” on Monday’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

“This time, I’m gonna do it my way,” she sings in this breakup ballad (Should current flame Mark Ballas be concerned?). “This time, I’m finding out the hard way.”

Currently performing on the American Idol Live! Tour, Toscano has already been belting out her anthem for fans of the show. “This song is a journey of self-discovery for me,” she says. “I feel like it’s a ladies anthem. It pertains to my journey on American Idol [and] to a relationship.”

With the single set to officially drop Tuesday and her album set to be released as early as fall, tell us:


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