Because each week's eliminated American Idol contestant media call is a repetitive display of scripted, vague, overly positive answers from extremely coached individuals, I thought I'd break up the formula with this week's Pia Toscano call, and simply check off each required answer we seem to get from every Idol castoff every week. Unsurprisingly, Pia hit all the requirements. Slightly surprisingly, she also repeatedly asserted that she is psychic. That sure is weird!
The "The judges are infallible. Almost god-like, really." portion of the call? Check.
Pia Toscano: I really have a connection with every single one -- Randy, Steven and Jennifer. They have this quality about them. They're so nurturing and they -- last night was such a blur. I was so emotional I could barely get through that last song. So when they came up to me, I was just very, very overwhelmed and they were just so, like -- they were in shock. It was shocking to see them like that. So they were just like, "If you ever need anything, call us. We're here for you, and we love you." They were just so supportive, and I really needed that at that time. [J.Lo is] perfection, she really is. She absolutely is. Like, I mean, she has such a good way of telling you how to do -- like every constructive critique that I've gotten, it helped me, and it was true. She's absolutely stunning inside and out, and I'm blessed to have gotten the chance to work with her.
The "Don't worry about me -- I'm happy to be eliminated!" one? Check.
PT: You can't really say why I got voted off. Like, it could have been maybe people assumed I was safe, maybe they didn't. Maybe it was because the lack of connection or -- you don't know for sure why things happen, but it did. It was my time to go on the show, and I'm excited to see what my future holds. I really am.
The "All the contestants are best friends!" parts? Triple dog check.
PT: "Last night, it's not that I was shocked or anything like that, I was just upset to be leaving the contestants." And, separately: "Stefano is a very good friend of mine. He's an incredible person." Furthermore: "I truly love every single one of the contestants. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I have a special bond with every single one of them, and it's so hard. You can't pick one because you truly just don't know. I'm just rooting for all of them."
The "I wouldn't have changed a thing about my American Idol 'experience' and/or 'journey.'" section? Check again!
PT: "I don't really wish anything different. I feel like I'm just happy that everything happened the way that it did." And: "If you make a mistake, it's just helping you grow. You learn from those mistakes, so I wouldn't change a thing. I truly agree with everything that the judges said to me -- all their constructive criticism. I've tried to work on my weaknesses, and I will continue to do so."
The "When asked to say something critical about the show, default to generic positives" incident? Check.
PT: When asked about whether the way the guys have gotten special segments like James Durbin's Hulk Hogan moment, or Casey's Kelly Clarkson shout-out while the women haven't enjoyed any such boosts could be hurting the girls' chances: "I don't really know. It's so hard to say. I really don't think so. I feel like we all have our moments on the show and it's really, really a hard call."
The "Guest stars -- they're just like us!" gushing? Check.
PT: Gwen [Stefani] was amazing. She was so down to earth. Like, when you meet celebrities, you expect to be a little intimidated, and she was just the sweetest thing. She was absolutely gorgeous in person, and she said, "I want you to go out there and feel comfortable." So she was definitely just a breath of fresh air. She was the sweetest thing in the world. It's like you don't meet people like her every day, and I was trying not to get like star-struck, because she was someone that I've looked up to since I was younger.
And now for the psychic stuff, which is definitely a new one, I'll give her that.
PT: It's funny, because the night before I had like a weird feeling in my stomach. I felt good about my performance. I tried something different; I had a blast doing it. I said to my parents, "I kind of feel like I'm going to be in the bottom three tomorrow." They said, "No, no, be confident. You're going to be fine. You're going to be fine." Then when it happened, it's kind of like -- I don't know, I kind of like expected it. It was weird. It happens a lot to me, I have a lot of, like, premonitions sometimes and usually when I feel something it happens. I don't know why I had that feeling, because I had a good time at my performance. I don't have any regrets, so I really don't know why I felt that way, but it kind of prepared me.
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