Former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano attended JDRF's 9th Annual "Finding A Cure: The Love Story Gala" and talked with StarCam's Jennifer Tapiero about all of the exciting things going on in her life lately.
"Life is definitely good. I'm blessed," she said. "American Idol changes your life overnight so I'm very, very fortunate."
She's been singing the national anthem at L.A Kings games and talked about she's so inspired by the hockey players.
"It's been amazing. I'm so proud of them," she said. "I feel like we're kind of like the same thing. They're the underdogs and I've always been the underdog. They are doing so incredible, they're so inspiring."
Then she explained why she feels like the underdog.
"I've auditioned for American Idol five times," she began. "When I was younger, I used to go to all the record labels and was told no. I was always the small fish in a really big pond. That makes you appreciate things more."
Last year, Pia signed with InterScope Records and she talked about how her debut album is almost finished.
"It's going to be different than what I did on the show of course. Everybody expects those big ballads and it's going to have a lot of power and those ballads but it's a whole story," she said. "It's everything I've been going through; the growth period from when I was on the show until now."
Who would she want to collaborate with?
"Bruno Mars for sure, I love him. He's amazing," she said. "I've always been a huge fan but that Grammy performance was gosh! I'm like, I'm in love."