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Pregnant 'American Idol' Contestant Explains Why She Put Her Baby Up for Adoption

Pregnant 'American Idol' Contestant Explains Why She Put Her Baby Up for Adoption

A contestant on the final night of auditions for American Idol performed for the judges while 38 weeks pregnant.

Amber Fiedler, 23, revealed to the panel that she was putting her baby girl up for adoption and that a loving family had already been selected.

“My mom was a user most of my life,” Amber said while opening up about her life. “So my grandma is the one that raised me. The last few years I was going out and drinking a bunch. I was getting caught up in life. With this pregnancy, I’ve learned who I was as a person. I’ve had time to sit and think, and looking at the big picture of life, there’s days where I don’t even have $20 in my pocket. If I’m not ready to be a mom, why would I put her through that, you know?”

Amber said that the adoption will be open so she’ll be in the baby’s life.

During her audition, Amber performed the Etta James song “Trust in Me” and she was incredible. She of course went to Hollywood Week and during that audition, she revealed she gave birth three weeks earlier and the baby girl was named Nora Rose. Make sure to click inside to watch the second performance too!

Click inside to watch Amber Fiedler’s performance during Hollywood Week…

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