Constantine Maroulis and his girlfriend got the best Christmas present they could ask for.

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The former American Idol fourth-season finalist and Angel Reed welcomed their first child on Thursday night, Us Weekly reported Friday.

"Sometimes Christmas comes early and we're so lucky to get the greatest gift a few days early," the 35-year-old singer told Us.

Malena James was born at 11:06PM, weighing six pounds and 11 ounces.  She measured 19 inches long.

The new parents said they couldn't be happier about having a new daughter to celebrate the upcoming new year with.

"Angel and I are thrilled to welcome our perfect baby girl into the world today. Mom and baby are healthy and I couldn't be more excited to ring in 2011 this way," Maroulis said.