"I've seen so many shows here -- I saw Jay-Z here," said the Howard Beach native Tuesday backstage after rehearsals for the "American Idols Live." "I can't even fathom being on the same stage that he was on. I'm beyond excited."
Another reason for Toscano's excitement, aside from her recent signing to Interscope Records and the release of her debut single, "This Time," was the chance to spend some increasingly rare time with her family and friends at the Nassau Coliseum shows Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
Toscano won't be heading back to Levittown any time soon, though. After the tour wraps up, she'll be working on her debut album, due out in November.
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