- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pia Toscano says she expected to land in the bottom three on “American Idol” but felt overwhelmed when she was eliminated that she needed a little medical assistance.

The 22-year-old singer from New York City said Friday that she had a medic walk her offstage at the end of Thursday’s show in Los Angeles. She says she needed help because she had a “little bit of a moment.”

Toscano didn’t offer details, but says she’s fine after receiving aid _ and the support of the show’s judges.

Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez expressed shock on the air that the audience vote failed to keep Toscano in the competition.

The songbird says the “American Idol” panel offered her love and support later.

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