'American Idol' Alum Jason Castro Welcomes Baby Girl!

American Idol alum Jason Castro and his wife Mandy Mayhall welcomed their first child into the world this past Sunday. The 24-year-old Colombian American, who was the third runner-up on the Fox hit show’s seventh season, posted photos of baby Madeline Emilia on his Twitter. “Daddy’s Girl,” Castro tweeted, along with a photo of him and the newborn. 

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On Sunday, Castro took to Twitter to share his wife’s false alarm. “My wife woke up at 5:30 this morning with contractions... came to the birth center and they sent us home! we weren't quite ready.. until now!” The dread-locked singer and his wife, who were longtime childhood sweethearts, wed last year. Castro proposed to Mayhall in October 2009 and later shared his joy over the momentous event via social media. “Yesterday I married the girl of my dreams,” he wrote on Twitter. “It couldn't have been more perfect! Now, honeymoooon!!! :)”

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Congrats to the new parents!

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