Michael Lynche Welcomes Son Kingston Michael

02/23/2012 at 08:00 AM ET

While Michael Lynche was on the verge of a career breakthrough during season 9’s Hollywood Week of American Idol, his wife Christa was about to give birth to their first child.

When daughter Laila Rose arrived on Jan. 13, 2010, Lynche cried with joy over the phone — and on television.

Now the family has added a new member — and this time, all were present for the arrival of Kingston Michael Lynche, born Tuesday, Feb. 22 in New York City, weighing in at a healthy 7.25 lbs.

“We go home Thursday morning,” an elated Lynche, 28, reports to PEOPLE. “Much different experience than last time! No issues at all.”

Courtesy Michael Lynche

Since coming in fourth place on American Idol, Lynche has been working on a debut album he will release this spring on Big 3 Records, doing charity work in his native St. Petersburg, Fla., and touring.

“The best part of life after Idol has been my wife Christa and my baby Laila getting to travel everywhere with me,” Lynche says. “Now that we’re adding a new little one to our family, we couldn’t be happier!”

— Cynthia Wang

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Dahlia on


ourdalyplate on

Congrats Mike! My Kingston was born Feb 22, 2011! Great name choice 🙂

Cinder Lou on

Oh congratulations, Michael, Christa and Laila on the birth of this new little one. You’re excited and happy for the best reason of all!

Tammy on

Congrats to the family!

DJo on

How precious!

Emily on

Sooo cute!!!!!

MrsD on

Congrats on your new bundle of JOY!


I love them when they are so little…that is special feeling…All the best!!!!

boohoobytch on

What a big boy congrats

CAF on

Congrats on the arrival of your beautiful baby boy!

Jen on

He’s a beautiful baby! So happy for the family.

LolitaNYC on

Congrats Big Mike! The child is so precious!

Snow on

I love that name. Congrats!

Diedra on

Congratulations and I wonder what are you doing with yourself now. I hope everything worked out for you in the music business.

Kim Wattman on

Awww how precious!!! I remember Big Mike what a good singer on Idol and a sweet guy, wish him and his family all the best! Love the names too!

Pat on

What a beautiful baby! I hope he grows up to have a voice like his dad! Can’t wait for your new CD to come out! Keep your career and family together, don’t get caught up in the drama. Your too good for that.

Shannon on

Awww how cute. congrats!

Robin Dale on

Congrats Big Mike & Fam!!! I cried with you on your first baby. So happy for you and your family. can’t to wait hear your album. Good Luck & God’s Blessing

Anonymous on

AWWW, what a cutie! Congrats to them! 🙂

torgster on

Big Mike was such a class act on Idol and I was sad when he got the boot. Glad to hear things are going so great for him and his family.

Silvia Klide on

So very happy for you and your family on the birth of your son. Enjoy your beautiful family. Is there away I can reach ou to perform at my daughter’s engagement party?