American Idol Star Katharine McPhee & David Foster Welcome Baby Boy

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Congratulations is going out to music producer David Foster, 71, and American Idol star , Katharine McPhee, 36.

McPhee and Foster are the proud parents of a baby boy!

This is the first child for McPhee, whose rose to fame in May 2006, when she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol and the sixth for Foster. He has five daughters.

The couple became engaged in June 2018. They married a year later on June 28, 2019, at the St. Yeghiche Armenian Apostolic Church in Kensington, London.

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Katharine McPhee Gossip News and Trivia

  • Daughter of singer and vocal coach Peisha Arten and Daniel McPhee (died on July 15, 2018).
  • Was roommates with fellow American Idol (2002) contestant Kellie Pickler.
  • She sang “Since I Fell for You,” “All in Love is Fair,” and “Think” to advance to the top 12 of American Idol (2002).
  • Her older sister, whose name is Adriana McPhee, is a vocal coach like their mother, Peisha Arten.
  • Attended the Boston Conservatory of Music for three semesters.
  • Her fans are known as “The Kat Pack” and “McPhans”.
  • She performs the song “Think,” originally sung by Aretha Franklin, on the “American Idol” top 12 CD.
  • She came in second place on May 24, 2006, next to American Idol (2002) season 5 winner Taylor Hicks.
  • Her hit single, “My Destiny,” was released on June 20, 2006.
  • She won a black Ford Mustang during the American Idol (2002) finale.
  • She has a goddaughter who was born during her run in Hollywood.
  • Attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks with Rachel Bilson and Kirsten Dunst.
  • During the opening dates of “The American Idol Tour 2006,” she suffered bronchitis and laryngitis, and broke her foot before an August 1 concert date.
  • Has a Chihuahua named Nena.
  • Ranked #47 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list in 2007.
  • Battled with bulimia eating disorder.
  • Married Nick Cokas in Beverly Hills, McPhee’s representative, Justin Grey Stone, told People Magazine. Former American Idol (2002) contestants Kellie Pickler and Mandisa were among the 305 wedding guests. Personal mentor and producer David Foster, a VIP guest at the wedding, would go on to marry McPhee in 2019. [February 2008]
  • Grew up in the same neighborhood as her The House Bunny (2008) co-star Anna Faris, but they never met until filming began.
  • Before being on American Idol (2002), she was a struggling actress trying to get a break.
  • She set-up “McPhee Outreach” to finance a school in Africa. [2010]
  • One of her personal American idols is Stevie Wonder.
  • She has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
  • Filed for divorce from her husband of six years, Nick Cokas, following a two-month-long separation. [May 2014]
  • First met Foster as a contestant on American Idol (2002) in 2006 when she sang his song “I Have Nothing” that had been popularized by Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard (1992) soundtrack.
    Stepmother of Sara Foster, Erin Foster, Jordan Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies, three of whom (Amy, Sara and Erin) are older than her.
  • Sister-in-law of Jaymes Foster-Levy.
  • McPhee and David Foster celebrated their wedding ceremonies at the Church of St Yeghiche,
  • South Kensington in London, and afterwards at the exclusive club Oswald’s in Mayfair. The bride’s gown was designed by Zac Posen.

American Idol Katharine McPhee
In 2005, McPhee was persuaded by eventual husband Nick Cokas and her parents to try out for the television series competition American Idol. She auditioned in San Francisco and sang “God Bless the Child”, originally performed by Billie Holiday, and was selected to be a participant in the fifth season, which aired in 2006.

After the first round of Hollywood week, she sang “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” by Dionne Warwick, which earned favorable comments from the judges. During the second round, she performed in a group, singing “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops, forgetting the words, but the judges decided to advance the entire group.

During the third round, she sang “My Funny Valentine” a cappella and advanced to the top 40. She was angered when fellow group member Crystal Stark did not make the top 24. McPhee’s run on American Idol led to the use of the term “McPheever”.

The inclusion of producer David Foster and singer Andrea Bocelli as guest mentors for Top 6 Week turned out to be a fortuitous introduction for McPhee, as she has worked on various music projects with both men after Idol.

In May 2006, McPhee visited her alma mater Notre Dame High School for her hometown celebration.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited the school and proclaimed the day Katharine McPhee Day. She finished as the runner-up to Taylor Hicks.


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