“American Idol” contestant Haley Slaton nabbed far more than a golden ticket on the singing competitors.
The singer, 23, auditioned for judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan throughout Sunday evening’s episode, singing Miley Cyrus’ 2009 hit “The Climb.”
Nevertheless it seems Slaton had met her now-husband, Jordan Myles, through the first spherical of auditions — and even carried out her solo for the panel of A-listers whereas she was 5 months pregnant, a feat she instructed host Ryan Seacrest was “not an impediment” for her.
“We simply knew. We began proper off the bat speaking to one another, and it ended up being an on a regular basis factor,” she mentioned. “I used to be already pregnant, and he stepped as much as be a father, and I couldn’t thank him sufficient for that,” she continued.
“We’re very in love, we’re very pleased that we met, and I really feel like another excuse why I used to be on the present was to fulfill him,” Slaton gushed about Myles, whose personal audition for the ABC present has but to air. “That was an ideal expertise — to fulfill somebody that I lastly might spend the remainder of my life with.”
However the audition course of gave her — and hopefully her youngster — much more than that.
“Simply being a mother shouldn’t cease you from following your goals,” she continued throughout her dialog with Seacrest. “I simply wish to do that for my son and provides him a very good life. And I actually wish to present him to by no means cease chasing his goals sooner or later.
“By no means hand over in your goals. Mommy went and chased hers,” she concluded.
In Sunday’s episode that includes Slaton, Perry and the others weren’t too satisfied concerning the Iowa native’s alternative of the Cyrus track, which was featured in 2009’s “Hannah Montana: The Film.”
“We’re unsure,” the “I Kissed a Woman” crooner mentioned earlier than asking Slaton which track she wish to sing second. Slaton provided up Adele’s “One and Solely” — which led Perry to implore the mom-to-be to sing her coronary heart out and “battle for it.”
She apparently did: Slaton’s follow-up efficiency earned her a spot within the subsequent spherical of the fact collection.
However that hasn’t been the one pleased second for her or Myles, who shared a sweet family photo on Instagram final week of the trio snuggling up in mattress. On Sunday, March 20, he also shared behind-the-scenes snapshots of Slaton in all her pregnant glory throughout her televised audition.
“Proud husband 🥰,” he lovingly captioned the collection of pics.
Different contestants competing on this season of “American Idol” embrace Kenedi Anderson, Emily Fath, Christian Guardino and Donavan Diaz.
“American Idol” airs on ABC Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST.