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.
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.