Former ‘Idol’ contestant Alexis Cohen found dead


Alexis Cohen, the former “American Idol” contestant known as “Glitter Girl” was found dead today (July 25) on the streets of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The 25-year-old singer from Allentown, Pennsylvania auditioned with the song “Somebody to Love” on the January 15, 2008 episode of the singing competition but was rejected by the panel. She returned for a second time this year but never received the golden ticket.

According to, there is no apparent cause of death at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.

Cohen’s body was found in the street by two pedestrians who then contacted local police.