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Life truly imitated art for Joey McIntyre when he took the stage to sing “Soliloquy” from Carousel during New Kids on the Block’s Carnival cruise.
“The lyrics in that song were at [the] time too much to convey, but it felt so good to go through it all with you,” McIntyre — whose daughter is due May 31 – writes on his personal blog.
“In the song he sings about a son, but then realizes it could be a girl … and then basically turns to mush and suddenly is determined to do everything he can to make sure she has all that she deserves in life.”
Already dad to sons Griffin Thomas, 3½, and Rhys Edward, 17 months, McIntyre “always wanted to sing” the song while awaiting the arrival of a baby girl — and fortunately, his dream finally came true.
“Sure enough the big director in the sky set it all up for me,” he explains. “I was ready to tell everyone that indeed I am going to be the daddy of a little girl.”
Describing the moment he revealed the news as “a perfect ending to it all,” McIntyre isn’t quite as confident when it comes to his daughter’s big debut.
“Barrett doesn’t think the baby is gonna come this week and so that means I will be rushing home from the tour,” he shares. ”Hopefully it will be on a day off. I am not gonna miss a show. Daddy’s got a job and he’s blessed to have one. My little girl is gonna come when she is supposed to and I just have to roll with it.”
After all, he jokes, “Lord know I’m never gonna be able to control her, so why should I start out thinking I can now?”
– Anya Leon