publication date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 (part of Summer 2011)

category: Music

clue: the first idol to try twice came from Chicago

explanation: Glocksen was a contestant on American Idol from the Chicago area, who appeared on the sixth season after being cut during the preliminary round of the fifth season. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Scott Horowitz

Born on the 4th of July: These five famous Americans, representing five corners of the nation, all share the most patriotic of birthdays, and give the goo game some added fireworks this week.

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