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Woman almost gives birth at 'Idol' audition



Some people will go to any lengths to get a spot on American Idol. Antoria Gillon, a 20-year-old Dallas resident, had waited in line for 16 hours Monday outside Texas Stadium in Irving for her chance at the singing contest, so she wasn’t going to let anything stop her — including giving birth.

“I felt something over my body when I was walking,” USA Today quotes her as saying. “I knew right away what it was. I was singing, and the judge stopped and asked if I was OK, and I said, ‘I just want to finish my song.’ ”

So she finished her rendition of 702’s Get It Together and waited as an ambulance pulled up to the middle of the football field. “I said, ‘Well, I haven’t gotten my golden ticket yet,’ ” she told the paper, referring to a pass given by judges to allow her to proceed to the next round.

She finally got in the ambulance when she got the nod, likely because judges must have been impressed by her determination. And what’s the name of the new baby boy (her second)?  Jamil Labarron Idol McCowan.

“I just felt like it was more than appropriate,” she says. This is one story sure to get on the air when the Fox talent contest comes back next season

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:18am]


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