Katherine Cook and Bucky Covington

American Idol alum Bucky Covington and his fiancée are expecting a baby, People reports.

"Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing," Covington told the magazine. "The only problem was I didn't know what they were! I was like, 'What is this? Are you okay?' So she told me and I got so excited!"

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This will be the first child for Covington and publicist Katherine Cook, who is due this fall.

Covington, who placed eighth during Season 5 of the Fox reality show, released his most recent album in 2012.