American Idol contestant goes into labor, keeps singing

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 9th 2007 6:02PM
antoria gillanAntoria Gillan really, really wants to be on American Idol. At nine months pregnant, she was auditioning for the show in Dallas earlier this week. Maybe it was all that standing around that contestants have to do... but Antoria went into labor just before it was her turn to sing for the judges. Amazingly, she ignored the contractions and sang her heart out. Then she went directly to the hospital and gave birth to a baby boy she named Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

First of all: good for her for incorporating her unique labor experience into his name in a tasteful way. Second of all: you go girl! Apparently it was worth the pain and suffering, because Antoria got the go-ahead to Hollywood! I'm sure Fox got it all on camera, so expect to see Antoria and baby Jamil next January during auditions highlights.

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ryanknapper

Scottish babies are tough.

August 10 2007 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

I like the Atari symbol on her forehead.
Old School sista'!

August 10 2007 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordy

A lot of babies are born with pale skin...something to do with floating in liquid for nine months, I guess. It's not a race thing...just a newborn thing.

August 10 2007 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

Who do you know she isn't married tzoey? Or are you just suggesting that because she's a young pregnant black woman she has to be an unwed mother? None of the news stories I read stated her marital status.

August 10 2007 at 4:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
La-Di-Dah

I don't know what ethnic group her beau is, but black babies are normally on the "white," or more specifically, colorless, melanin-less side when they are brand newborns.

August 10 2007 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tzoey

Is she married? Of course not. Some idol

August 10 2007 at 1:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tristan

Woot Woot we get spoilers already, now to add her to my fan list!

August 09 2007 at 11:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Borat

Hmm the baby is white. Some white brother got lucky with a sister!

August 09 2007 at 9:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
junyo

Misogenation Sy, that darn misogenation.

August 09 2007 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sy

Why is the baby white??

August 09 2007 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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