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    Tom Cruise Praises Pia Toscano After American Idol Alum Sings National Anthem at Kings Game

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    Tom Cruise is doing some Idol worship these days.

    The superstar swung by last night's playoff between the L.A. Kings and the San Jose Sharks, but the "Oblivion" actor was clearly impressed by more than just the Kings' 3-0 victory.

    Cruise made sure to give props to American Idol alum Pia Toscano, who performed a stadium-shaking rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." And he didn't hold back on his effusive praise.

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    A source tells E! News that Cruise went up to Toscano in the Chairman's Room in between first and second periods to congratulate her on her performance.

    "He said, 'You're an amazing singer. You were awesome. That's not an easy song to sing,'" our insider tells us.

    Toscano herself was able to keep a memento of her run-in: She posted an Instagram pic of the two of them, along with the caption, "So great meeting @tomcruise at the @lakings game :)"

    Considering that Cruise himself knows a thing or two about belting his heart out (hello, Rock of Ages!), we're betting the American Idol alum is more than thrilled!

    —Reporting by Ken Baker and Marc Malkin

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