UPDATE: Alexis Cohen uploaded a video to Funny or Die the day before her death.
American Idol Season 8 Contestant Alexis Cohen of Allentown PA dies in car accident. It was reported that Alexis Cohen has been struck and killed by a car in a New Jersey shore town.
Cohen was found lying outside around 4 a.m. by two passersby who called 911, Deputy Chief Michael Mohel said. She was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., where she was pronounced dead around 6:35 a.m.
An autopsy was scheduled for today.
Alexis Cohen, also known as Glitter Girl, auditioned for seasons seven and eight of American Idol. She sang Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love.” Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson were not impressed, and rejected the singer’s attempt to move on in the competition.