Pia Toscano: Next Carrie Underwood? Pia Rocks 'I'll Stand By You'

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Pia Toscano on American Idol

Is Pia Toscano the next Carrie Underwood? Toscano got a standing ovation on Wednesday night’s American Idol.

Pia brought the crowd to its feet after singing I’ll Stand By You, a song Carrie Underwood performed on American Idol. After hearing Pia sing I’ll Stand By You, I think it is clear that this season’s Idol has a new front-runner!

Pia Toscano sang her version of The Pretenders’ I’ll Stand By You. The song is hard to cover because of the distinct sound of the original version, made famous by Chrissie Hynde. According to MTV News, “Chrissie Hynde’s songs are a lot tougher to sing than they seem, because Chrissie’s phrasing is so off the beat that most other singers sound stilted when they try them.”

Carrie Underwood covered I’ll Stand By You on an American Idol a few years ago and brought down the house. But Pia Toscano’s pipes are very strong! Watch Pia Toscano sing I’ll Stand By You then watch the clip of Carrie Underwood.

Do you think Pia Toscano is the next Carrie Underwood?

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