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'American Idol' Contestant Auditions While She's in Labor
Fox News ^ | August 9, 2007 | Fox News

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 didn’t 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 wasn’t 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 wasn’t 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 “wasn’t 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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KEYWORDS: audition; contestant; idol; labor
Neil Boortz had a great analogy regarding Idol wannabes - if the prize was a full ride scholarship to a major university, how many people would try out for that? It's amazing what type of priorities people have for a pipe dream.
1 posted on 08/09/2007 1:20:29 PM PDT by JuanAntonio
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To: JuanAntonio

Was she doing a rendition of “Having my baby”?


2 posted on 08/09/2007 1:23:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: JuanAntonio

Moron.


3 posted on 08/09/2007 1:24:09 PM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: JuanAntonio
What do they say? There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
4 posted on 08/09/2007 1:25:11 PM PDT by McGruff (Hey. O'Reilly's minions. I hate YOU!!! YOU may quote me.)
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To: JuanAntonio

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.


5 posted on 08/09/2007 1:26:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: JuanAntonio

Antoria???


6 posted on 08/09/2007 1:26:09 PM PDT by Allegra (8)
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To: JuanAntonio
she gave birth to a healthy son — whom she named Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan.

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.

7 posted on 08/09/2007 1:33:40 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: silent_jonny; retrokitten
A clip I'm definitely looking forward to. LOL!
8 posted on 08/09/2007 1:37:05 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: JuanAntonio

Some people will do ANYTHING to get on.........


9 posted on 08/09/2007 1:38:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: JuanAntonio

After her performance, in a scathing critique, judge Simon Cowell cut the vocal cords out of the newborn with linesman’s pliers.


10 posted on 08/09/2007 1:40:00 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: JuanAntonio
Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan

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.

Kidding, kidding...

11 posted on 08/09/2007 1:41:14 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


12 posted on 08/09/2007 1:47:40 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: JuanAntonio
20 years old, nine months pregnant with her second child, probably has no idea who the father is of either baby, has no money to catch a bus (obviously on welfare and these babies are OUR responsibility) and her priority is to make it to the next round on American Idol.

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.

13 posted on 08/09/2007 1:52:29 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: JuanAntonio

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).


14 posted on 08/09/2007 2:10:29 PM PDT by Muzzle_em (A proud warrior of the Pajamahadeen)
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To: P-Marlowe

Bet she wouldn’t stand in a freaking line to get a J.O.B.


15 posted on 08/09/2007 2:11:40 PM PDT by Muzzle_em (A proud warrior of the Pajamahadeen)
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To: JuanAntonio

"WORST. BIRTH. EVER."

17 posted on 08/09/2007 2:54:03 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JuanAntonio

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.


18 posted on 08/09/2007 3:06:24 PM PDT by neb52
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To: AnnaZ; retrokitten; conservativebabe; Wolfstar; mystery-ak; Fawn; Jrabbit; BamaDi; EmilyGeiger; ...

And she made it through to Hollywood too!


19 posted on 08/09/2007 4:55:30 PM PDT by silent_jonny (We'll meet you on that beautiful shore, Gretchen)
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To: neb52

Paid for by the taxpayers.


20 posted on 08/09/2007 5:30:38 PM PDT by Duck Fan
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To: silent_jonny

Whoa baby!...Just barely,LOL!


21 posted on 08/09/2007 7:32:01 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (Heart Shape Here) JESUS. ..and my Bro and FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: silent_jonny

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!


22 posted on 08/09/2007 7:39:53 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (Heart Shape Here) JESUS. ..and my Bro and FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: silent_jonny
And she made it through to Hollywood too!

We will definitely be seeing this on the show next year.

23 posted on 08/09/2007 8:43:27 PM PDT by Wolfstar (If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.)
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To: Muzzle_em
Bet she wouldn’t stand in a freaking line to get a J.O.B.

That's exactly what she was doing: standing in line to get a very good job, or at least a shot at one.

24 posted on 08/09/2007 8:54:22 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: B-Chan

It was a better world, before that stupid show went on the air.


25 posted on 08/09/2007 8:56:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

And people wonder why I don’t believe in voting as a means of deciding public policy.


26 posted on 08/09/2007 9:05:12 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: silent_jonny

You just know this will be one of the clips they show on the audition rounds! Hey jonny!!


27 posted on 08/10/2007 3:51:27 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: AnnaZ

Me too! LOL!!!! I bet she hits all the high notes!


28 posted on 08/10/2007 6:36:06 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: silent_jonny

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.


29 posted on 08/10/2007 6:54:51 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: silent_jonny

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!


30 posted on 08/10/2007 10:50:14 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (Heart Shape Here) JESUS. ..and my Bro and FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: retrokitten
Me too! LOL!!!! I bet she hits all the high notes!

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.

= )

31 posted on 08/10/2007 12:38:26 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: silent_jonny

My typo fixes for You LOL!
One;
already;
1
:)
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!
LOL!


32 posted on 08/10/2007 6:39:45 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (Heart Shape Here) JESUS. ..and my Bro and FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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