August 09, 2007 07:56 AM by Joe Blackmon
For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL history, an auditioner went into
labor while waiting with 13,500 hopefuls for her chance to become the
next singing superstar. On Monday, nine-months-pregnant Antoria Gillon
arrived at Texas Stadium with hopes of becoming the next American Idol.
However, as the time of her audition approached, she realized she was
in labor. Determined not to miss her shot at fame, Gillon sang her best
while in the midst of contractions.
After completing the audition and learning she will return for the next round, Gillon was taken to a local hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy son – whom she named Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan. Baby Idol arrived early Tuesday morning and weighed 6 lbs. 7oz.
Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.