BREAKING: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Kelsie Dolin Is Pregnant: ‘I’m Having A Baby’

Surprise — American Idol contestant Kelsie Dolin is pregnant with her first child.  On Thursday, March 24, the 18-year-old aspiring…


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March 28, 2022


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Surprise — American Idol contestant Kelsie Dolin is pregnant with her first child. 

On Thursday, March 24, the 18-year-old aspiring singer revealed that she is expecting her first child later this year. 

“Y’all!! I’ve been keeping a little secret…” Dolin teased on Instagram alongside a photo of a sonogram. She also added a photo of her growing baby bump with a caption that reads, “little ones growing!!!!!!” 

The West Virginia native went on to unveil that she will welcome a baby boy in August.

“I’m having a baby and, It’s a…. BOY!!! Can’t wait to meet baby carter!!! August 8th!!💕💕” Dolin continued. 


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After the exciting news was shared by Dolin, several of her Idol cohorts, including HunterGirl, Sam Moss, Livvy Love, Kaylin Roberson, Sarah Beth Taite and more congratulated her.

“Congratulations !! 💙💙💙,” Huntergirl commented.

“KELSIE 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Been wondering about you. Awe your boy gets the sweetest mama! Welcome to the cool mom club 😎,” Moss wrote. Roberson then added, “Ohhhh so exciting Kelsie!”

Kelsie Dolin; Photo Courtesy of American Idol/ABC
Kelsie Dolin; Photo Courtesy of American Idol/ABC

“Congrats Kelsie!!! 💙💙💙,” Taite shared.

The expectant mother has been a standout contestant throughout Idol so far, with performances of Adele’s “When We Were Young,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” and Lainey Wilson’s chart-topping hit, “Things A Man Oughta Know.”

Dolin will make a special appearance to meet fans and Idol viewers at Midtown Grocery & Deli, a locally owned grocery store in West Virginia, on Saturday, April, 2 at 6:30pm.

American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c EST on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.