Jason Castro Welcomes Daughter Madeline Emilia

08/29/2011 at 01:00 PM ET

It’s time for singer-songwriter Jason Castro to brush up on his lullabies.

The American Idol alum and his wife Mandy welcomed a baby girl, Madeline Emilia Castro, on Sunday, Aug. 28, he confirms to PEOPLE.

Courtesy Jason Castro


In April, Castro shared on his website that he and his wife were expecting a baby, saying, “We just found out yesterday that it is going to be a girl! That makes me laugh … what am I going to do with a sweet little girl?! Probably just smile a lot … I cannot wait!!!”

This is the first child for the couple, who married in Jan. 2010.

Courtesy Jason Castro

— Alla Byrne with reporting by Jessica Herndon

FILED UNDER: Babies , Births , News

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Brooke on

She is positively precious! Such a tiny little girl with a lovely name.

K on

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and name!

Tam on

Congrats to them! I had a huge crush on Jason while he was on American Idol.

Leslie on

Is that him, or his wife in the photo?

Erika on

Congrats to them! I LOVE the name Madeline and I hope it doesn’t get too popular, because I want to use it for when (if) I have a daughter in the future! It’s a beautiful name!

Bancie1031 on

Leslie – That’s Jason with his daughter …..

I love her name and she’s definitely a cutie … congratulations to Jason and Mandy …..

sara on

I love the name Emilia! I hope it doesn’t get too popular.

Congrats to the new parents!

Ashley on

So precious! And he is an absolute sweetheart; I met him in NYC once. Congratulations!

Brooke on

I didn’t even know they were expecting! Congrats to them, beautiful daughter and an adorable name!

Maryanne on

Aww. Soft spots for girls named Madeline. My Madeline will be 9 on wednesday! Cute baby.

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Lovely, normal name! She seems so tiny – forget how small they can be (and my oldest was only 3pds 9oz at birth!!).

Holiday on

How cute is it that little Madeline has a smile! She is so adorable!

emily on

I dont know who this is, but at first glance, i thought it was a woman with a very unfortunate mustache…

Marky on

Gorgeous baby and lovely name! Congratulations!

m on

That looks like a home birth picture!

Paula on

I am BEYOND ecstatic for Jason & Mandy! Their little girl is beautiful, and I know that she’ll be very much loved by the entire Castro & Mayhall families. Welcome, Madeline!

Heather on

I must say they chose that name well😉 Our little Maddie was 1 in May. I hope it doesn’t become too popular either, but it’s such a classy elegant name and the trends seem to be turning back that way… What a beautiful baby girl!

Melissa on

How precious! Madeline was a name I was considering for my daughter, Amelia. I love it together. I like the more classic spelling (AMELIA) better, but it sounds great together. My Amelia (Mia unless she’s in trouble, lol) will be 4 in a few months. I hope it doesn’t get too popular either.

rebecca on

so cute & such a pretty name!

angi on

beautiful beautiful name

torgster on

Sweet little girl is right. She’s like a perfect tiny doll!

Jess on

Congratulations to them and their family. She is adorable!

brooke on

i’m so excited for them! she’s already smiling big like both of her parents ^.^

Jane on

Awesome name I love French names🙂

Tanya on

This is one of the sweetest baby and daddy pictures I`ve ever seen! Both father and daughter looks so cute!