Gina Glocksen (born July 4, 1984) is an American singer, who was the ninth-place finisher on the sixth season of American Idol. She was eliminated on April 4, 2007. She previously appeared in season 5. Glocksen is the first among the few contestants to have been eliminated in Hollywood round in an earlier season and then place in a later one.
|Birth name||Gina Glocksen|
|Born||July 4, 1984|
|Origin||Tinley Park, Illinois, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, dental assistant|
She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, and attended Virgil I. Grissom Jr. High School and Victor J. Andrew High School. Glocksen has been singing since age seven and she had classical music training in high school, where she learned to play the piano and flute. Glocksen tried out for the 5th season American Idol, but didn't make it to the Top 24.
In Season 5, Glocksen auditioned in Chicago and sang "The Power of Love," which advanced her to Hollywood. In the first round of Hollywood auditions, Glocksen performed "If I Ever Fall In Love Again." She was eliminated on the final day of Hollywood auditions.
In Season 6, Glocksen had a second chance to audition on American Idol in Memphis her audition song was Black Velvet, and made it again to Hollywood. During Hollywood week, she sang the song "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes, together with Perla Meneses, Jessica Gordon and Marisa Rhodes in group round. On the final day, she performed "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman." Glocksen finally made into the Top 24, and then into the finals. She was voted off April 4, 2007, making her the ninth-place finalist. Like Chris Sligh and Stephanie Edwards before her, she was never in the bottom 3 or 2 until she was eliminated.
Performances during voting weeksEdit
|Week #||Theme||Song Choice||Original Artist||Order #||Result|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||N/A||"All By Myself"||Eric Carmen||11||Safe|
|Top 20 (10 Women)||N/A||"Alone"||i-TEN||1||Safe|
|Top 16 (8 Women)||N/A||"Call Me When You're Sober"||Evanescence||7||Safe|
|Top 12||Diana Ross||"Love Child"||The Supremes||4||Safe|
|Top 11||British Invasion||"Paint It, Black"||The Rolling Stones||9||Safe|
|Top 10||No Doubt/Artists who inspire Gwen Stefani||"I'll Stand By You"||The Pretenders||3||Safe|
|Top 9||American Classics||"Smile"||Charlie Chaplin||6||Eliminated|
Following her elimination, she appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she performed "Alone" for Ellen. She also appeared on ME TV on Nickelodeon, although she did not sing.
After her duet with Phil Stacey during an Illinois show of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2007, Gina's boyfriend of three years, Joe, appeared on stage and surprised her by proposing to her. Jordin Sparks and Haley Scarnato will reportedly serve as two of the eight bridesmaids at the wedding.
She is currently working on original material. One song 'When It Rains" has been performed on American Idol Extra.
Glocksen is playing shows in the Chicago area with her new band, The Gina Glocksen Band.
Glocksen has released an EP containing the four songs she sang while in the final 12 of American Idol, but it is no longer available for purchase on iTunes.
- "Love Child" : 3:05
- "Paint It Black" : 3:28
- "I'll Stand By You" : 4:03
- "Smile" : 2:46
- American Idol Finalist Shows Off Wedding Pictures USmagazine.com, January 1, 2009