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AGT choir singer gives birth to baby girl

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Rachel Smith with newborn Evie Elise Smith Rachel Smith with newborn Evie Elise Smith
Earnest Smith with newborn Evie Elise Smith Earnest Smith with newborn Evie Elise Smith
Newborn Evie Elise Smith being held by her grandmother, Virginia Thomsen Newborn Evie Elise Smith being held by her grandmother, Virginia Thomsen

Just weeks after a Pinellas County native took the national stage on America's Got Talent, she's celebrating for a different reason.

Rachael Smith had a baby girl Monday. Rachael and her group, The American Military Spouses Choir made it into the semi-finals on the NBC show thanks to their version of Mariah Carey's "Hero."

Watch her performance and read more about her journey here.

Rachael and her husband Earnest named their little 8 pounds 5 ounces girl Evie Elise Smith. Both mom and baby are doing great.

Last week Rachael told News Channel 8 she was going to try and come back and sing on the show if the group progresses further, but it depends on how she and Evie are feeling.

"The baby, by the time the finals will roll around will only be three weeks old," Rachael said via Skype a week before she went into the hospital. "That would definitely take some adjustment. I'm not sure. I'll have to wait until she's here and see how it goes."

The couple already has a 4-year-old girl named Stella and Rachael says the experience with America's Got Talent has really been a blessing for them all.

"It's really shown me that you can still pursue your dreams and also have a family," she said. "Sometimes I think people fear they can't have both."

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