Described as one of the "edgier" contestants of American Idol's sixth season, Naperville, Illinois' Gina Glocksen impressed Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, and Paula Abdul at the Memphis auditions and during Hollywood week, earning herself a spot as one of the 24 semifinalists. Glocksen also auditioned for season five, and her big crush on Simon Cowell earned her some serious airtime. Like fellow season six contestant Blake Lewis, her taste in music runs from pop stars like Celine Dion to less typical fare like U2, Green Day, and KT Tunstall. A dental assistant by day, Glocksen was also a member of the all-female band Catfight before heading off to American Idol. In 2008 she moved back to Illinois to begin writing and recording her own music.
Biography by Heather Phares
- Was the lead singer of a local all-girl band called Catfight.
- Worked as a dental assistant in Naperville, IL, before competing on American Idol.
- Moved back to Illinois in 2008 to begin writing and recording her own music.