'American Idol' Kris Allen Announces New Baby, Album on the Way

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Kris Allen performs during the OC Christmas Extravaganza Concert and Ball at Christ Cathedral on December 23, 2015 in Garden Grove, California.

American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen hosted a chat on Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 2) and announced exciting news: his family is expanding.

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Allen first teased the good news with an adorable picture of his son, Oliver, on Instagram in a cardboard box wearing a "Big Brother" shirt. He then revealed the June due date when answering a fan question on his Twitter feed.


#2016 is gonna be a good year!

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Another revelation from the chat is that Allen will release a new record in March and plans to make an appearance on American Idol's farewell season. Idol returns Jan. 6 on Fox.  



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