Thursday, August 9th 2007
Antoria Gillon was so determined to audition for "American Idol" in Dallas, TX that she didn't let a little thing called "being 9-months pregnant" get in her way. The 20-year-old hair stylist waited along with 3,500 others for her chance to win a ticket to Los Angeles and possibly become America's Idol.
Just as Antoria was about to sing her heart out, she started having contractions.
She said, "I didn’t want to turn around after being there all those hours in the heat with people pushing. So my friend helped me walk through the line. I wasn’t going to leave without singing.”
The contractions started getting heavier and a judge gave up their seat for her, but Antoria refused to leave.
“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. I wasn’t leaving without my golden ticket to the next round.”
Even when the ambulance arrived, Antoria refused to leave. Finally, the judge told her she had a golden ticket to the next round and that's when Antoria allowed the ambulance to take her.
Antoria gave birth to a healthy baby boy the next day. She named him Jamil LaBarron Idol McCowan. This is her second kid.
Baby Idol. Antoria is a determined young woman. At the same time, how she was going to let her baby pop out in the heat and in the middle of thousands of people?! Homegirl probably wasn't even having contractions. She probably just used that shit to guarantee her ass a ticket to Hollyweird. Smart cookie.
Oh and at least she didn't make her baby's first name, IDOL. That would've been tragic.
Source: Fox News