<p><span></span>After her shocking elimination on last night's <em>American Idol</em>, <em>Life & Style</em> can reveal that Pia Toscano was so shaken up she had to be escorted off the stage by a medic. </p>
"I was getting very lightheaded," Pia, 22, tells Life & Style. "To be in the position I was in last night was a bit much and a little overwhelming."
Fans and judges J.Lo, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler were floored when the favored Queens, N.Y., beauty and early front-runner became the ninth Idol to be voted out of the competition. But the moment was toughest on Pia, who struggled through one last performance when she sang the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You" after receiving the heartbreaking news.
"It was very hard for me to get through that last song," Pia tells Life & Style. "I was trying to take deep breaths, and it wasn't working out."
One day later, talented singer Pia assures Life & Style she is doing better and is focused on what lies ahead. "I definitely want to do movies and commercials, all that stuff -- musicals everything!" she says.
Watch American Idol Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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