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Here's news to sing about — or maybe write a song about? Ex-American Idol judge and songwriter Kara DioGuardi is a new mom, People reports.

DioGuardi, 42, and her husband, Mike McCuddy, welcomed son Greyson James through a gestational surrogate Thursday in Los Angeles. Greyson James Carroll McCuddy weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured a little over 20 inches long. One of the newborn's middle names, Carroll, is in tribute to DioGuardi's late mother.

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Greyson's birth comes after DioGuardi suffered multiple miscarriages and failed in vitro fertilization attempts to have a baby.

After spending two seasons at the Idol judges table, DioGuardi also judged the Bravo songwriting competition Platinum Hit in 2011.