Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christina Perri - An Overnight Gem

I'm so in love with this song, "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri. If you're a fan of So You Think You Can Dance you saw  her perform this past week on the Thursday night results show. She was amazing! I think it's truly remarkable that she was an unknown singer working as a waitress at a cafe in Beverly Hills, CA a little more than 2 weeks ago... now after having her song heard by millions during the June 30th performance show in Stacey Tookey's awe-inspiring routine with Billy Bell/Kathryn McCormick, she's an overnight success! Almost overnight, the song catapulted to number 13 on iTunes, number 23 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 54 on Canada's single chart, number 10 on Amazon's digital singles chart, and number 2 on Billboard's Heatseekers countdown. It sold over 100,000 copies! Wow. If you listen to the song you might see why this 23 year old is so insanely talented, and truly deserving. SYTYCD has given unknown artists a break in the past, i.e. Roisin Murphy - it's incredible, and it proves once again why I love this show so much.

This, my friends is why you never give up. You never give up on your dreams. Always try your damnedest. You never know when you'll get your lucky break.

All the best Christina!

Check out Christina Perri singing "Jar of Hearts" LIVE  at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, CA on July 1st 2010:

You can check out her official website and buy the single on iTunes HERE


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