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Pia Toscano and Jared Lee are taking the advice of Buddy the Elf.

The former American Idol finalist and the singer/songwriter understand that the best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing loud for all to hear.

And with that in mind the talented twosome gathered this week to wish fans a very happy holiday season, mash-up style. Click Play now to hear the duo collaborate on "O Holy Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

We sincerely hope all readers really did have themselves a merry little Christmas!

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It's debut music video week on THG!

First, Lauren Alaina came out with "Like My Mother Does." Next, it was American Idol champion Scotty McCreery's turn with "I Love You This Big." Now, another Idol contestant has stepped into the spotlight.

Pia Toscano, who has shown up on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, has come out with "This Time." Sit back and watch Pia belt it out on the beach now.

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So You Think You Can Dance named its final four last night, and it was a tad ironic. How so?

Because Pia Toscano, a singer many believed should have advanced at least that far on season 10 of American Idol, took to the stage and belted out a version of "This Time." The track is the first off Pia's upcoming album, which is expected to hit stores some time this fall.

Based on talent alone, it's hard to imagine this CD not selling well. Check out Pia's SYTYCD performance below and then go back and relive her appearance on another reality competition, Dancing with the Stars.

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Pia Toscano is officially a recording artist.

Signed to a major label, the American Idol favorite released her first single on Ryan Seacrest's radio program today. Titled "This Time," the track is off Pia's upcoming debut album.

Toscano first sang the single in front of an audience at the American Idols Live! 2011 Tour in West Valley City, Utah last week. Give it a listen below, compare it to winner Scotty McCreery's first effort and sound off: What do you think?

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An official member of Interscope Records, Pia Toscano will soon release her debut single.

Titled "This Time," the track will drop on on July 12, just in time for American Idol Live!, which kicks off a few days earlier and runs until September 10. Look for Pia to belt out this new track while joined on tour by Scotty McCreery and company.

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"I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family," Toscano said in a statement yesterday. "[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I'm looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true."

Look for Pia's debut single to be an acoustic guitar-and beat-driven tune. It was written by Esther Dean, who also penned Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and "What's My Name."

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It was expected for weeks, but is now official: Pia Toscano is a recording artist.

The beloved American Idol finalist has reportedly signed with Interscope Records, according to producer Antonina Armato. He told ABC News Radio this week:

"We just finished a song with her called ‘Counterfeit,’ which is phenomenal... and we did another song for her as well.”

Toscano, of course, was eliminated from Idol far sooner than many fans believed she should have been. But things have gone well for Pia since: she's planning an album for 2011 and she has found herself a handsome new boyfriend.

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Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have both released their first singles, but many American Idol fans are actually more anxious to hear from another season 10 finalist.

When might Pia Toscano release her debut album?

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The popular singer admits she got a "head start" on the CD because she was voted off the show weeks ago, but she still can't pinpoint a release date. She can share a few details, however.

"It's definitely going to be big ballads, but there's also going to be those fun up-tempo songs, those dancing songs," Pia tells People. "I feel like on the show people really only saw me in one way, and I want to show the world that I can do other things."

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