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.
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!”
“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.