Skip to comments.'American Idol' Contestant Auditions While She's in Labor
Posted on 08/09/2007 1:20:22 PM PDT by JuanAntonio
DALLAS, Texas For the first time in "American Idol" history, a contestant went into labor while waiting with 3,500 hopefuls for her chance to become the next superstar and auditioned anyway.
On Monday, nine months' pregnant Antoria Gillon arrived at Texas Stadium with hopes of becoming the next "American Idol." However, as she waited patiently for her melodic moment, the 20-year-old hair stylist started having contractions.
I didnt want to turn around after being there all those hours in the heat with people pushing, said Gillon. So my friend helped me walk through the line. I wasnt going to leave without singing.
When she finally made it into the audition room, the ambitious performer admitted that her right hand was shaking as she grasped her bulging belly but continued to belt out tunes.
I gave it my all through the contractions. They were back to back and getting harder and harder but I was more than willing to have my baby right there, Gillon said. I wasnt leaving without my golden ticket to the next round.
A judge stood up and gave the Dallas native her seat, and even when the ambulance arrived, Gillion refused to leave telling them that she wasnt through singing yet.
After finally hearing that she was still in the running to be the next "American Idol," the young mom was taken to the Medical Center at Lancaster, where she gave birth to a healthy son whom she named Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan. Baby Idol arrived early Tuesday morning weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He's the second child for the starry-eyed singer.
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Was she doing a rendition of “Having my baby”?
Where was the dad while all this was going on? I guess I shouldn’t assume that she has a husband so I won’t assume that, don’t want to hurt anyone’s self-esteem.
Sheesh! One day we're gonna read that somebody named Ant'wan or Tineekia or Jamil Labarron Idol killed the moron who stuck them with such a stupid name.
Some people will do ANYTHING to get on.........
After her performance, in a scathing critique, judge Simon Cowell cut the vocal cords out of the newborn with linesman’s pliers.
The kindest thing we could do would be to lock the doors of any building where American Idol auditions are being held, then pipe in the Zyklon B.
They should have a rule that single mothers and fathers of illegitimate children should not be eligible to be contestants on AI. Then people who dream of becoming American Idols might stop having children out of wedlock.
I just could NOT believe this story!
Folks are freaking idiots!
I wouldn’t stand in a hot line for HOURS for ANYTHING!!!!
(unless I was about to thirst to death and they were giving out water).
Bet she wouldn’t stand in a freaking line to get a J.O.B.
Medical Center of Lancaster?
So they drove by 6 hospitals to get to this one? That is going to be one heck of a ambulance transport bill.
And she made it through to Hollywood too!
Paid for by the taxpayers.
Whoa baby!...Just barely,LOL!
Idol as on of his names? Gag me with a golden ticket!
& another whoa baby! for a 20 yr old;single alredy having 2 babies.
! plus...at least she is pro life!
We will definitely be seeing this on the show next year.
That's exactly what she was doing: standing in line to get a very good job, or at least a shot at one.
It was a better world, before that stupid show went on the air.
And people wonder why I don’t believe in voting as a means of deciding public policy.
You just know this will be one of the clips they show on the audition rounds! Hey jonny!!
Me too! LOL!!!! I bet she hits all the high notes!
If someone is in labor while auditioning you have to let them through for shear moxie. Sort of like the crack baby lady from last season. I bet she gets cut early.
On more thought on this:
Phil Stacy had the correct attitude;priority;answer on this subject.
When Simon asked which was more important at this moment going to Hollywood or the baby ...Phil said if he had to choose he’d choose to go be with his baby and Fam.
Man,I can not wait till he starts cranking out the tunes on discs!
LOL. After having gone through labor a few times myself, I can't even imagine how insane it must have been. Four minutes of smile, one minute of controlled madness, repeat.
My typo fixes for You LOL!
though I’m positive my typos are decipherable
I can’t help wanting to fix my own(never others)
when I catch them.
I know You know/understand this quirk I have!