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Biography

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.

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, and made it again to Hollywood. During Hollywood week, Gina 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 Love A Woman." Glocksen finally made into the Top 40, then into the Top 24, and then into the Top 12. She has auditioned for American Idol three times.

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.

In season 7 of American Idol Gina worked as co-host on American Idol Extra together with Constantine Maroulis.

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.

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