Another American Idol contestant is out of the competition on Wed night (April 5). The rocker lady, Gina Glocksen, was voted out by America. Gina Glocksen turned in a solid performance of “Smile” on Tuesday, but it wasn’t good enough to keep her from joining the likes of Bo Bice or Chris Daughtry on the list of rock-leaning singers who failed to take the top prize. The Americans prefer to keep Sanjaya over Gina Glocksen in the show, perhaps because Sanjaya is an idol for American female preteens at the moment, Sanjayaâ€™s hairstyle is what most Americans tune in to see every week.
Simon tried a new tack on judging Sanjaya; a sarcastic, “It’s incredible”. As his prior negative assessments did not cause Sanjaya to lose, perhaps taking the reverse course would provide the reverse result.
The 22 year-old Glocksen, whose infectious smile, tongue ring and flaming-red-striped hair made her one of the this season’s most interesting contestants to watch, was joined in the bottom three by repeat offenders Haley Scarnato and Phil Stacey. And though Cowell called Stacey’s take on “Night and Day” dark and dreary and could only summon a compliment for Scarnato’s “nice legs” after her somewhat manic take on “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” it was Glocksen who faced the ax. Even though Jackson praised her take on the ballad “Smile” as “nice” and “controlled,” in what Seacrest called a record tally of over 33 million votes cast, it was her time to go.
Despite Americans choice of Sanjaya over Glocksen to stay in the show, Gina said, she has no hard feeling for Sanjaya.
Here is MTV’s interview with Gina regarding Sanjaya:
MTV: Are there any bad feelings among the other “Idol” contestants about Sanjaya?
Gina: I’m friends with Sanjaya, so they know that if they’re going to badmouth him, they shouldn’t do it in front of me.
MTV: What is Sanjaya like?
Gina: He’s exactly what you see on TV. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks, he does his thing, and he’s proud of himself. And I love that self-confidence.
MTV: Was it tough to see Sanjaya place higher than you?
Gina: It’s tough that all the other eight people did â€” it’s not just Sanjaya. He’s just different. It’s not that he’s better or worse â€” he’s Sanjaya. And Jordin’s Jordin, and Blake is Blake. America was through with me, and I’m fine with it. I’m going on tour!
Good luck Gina! Hmmm what will Sanjaya’s next hairstyle look like? Can’t wait to see American Idol next week.
Tags: American Idol, American Idol 2007, Gina Glocksen, Sanjaya