One of the brighter musical stars to break through in 2011, singer-songwriter Christina Perri has made a name for herself in the music industry with her top selling single “Jar of Hearts”. This haunting ballad from Perri was a perfect example of the power of music when featured on television. After the song appeared on hit American dance reality show 'So You Think You Can Dance' back in 2010, the track found momentum and was soon climbing the charts with it finding great success online, eventually clocking over 2,000,000 digital downloads. It's story continued with it then being featured on American smash hit show 'Glee' and later performed both on The UK and US version of 'The X-Factor 2011' by contestants Craig Colton and Josh Krajcik. The song's success and popularity confirmed it as one of the anthems of 2011.
Hailing from Philadelphia in the United States, Perri plays both the guitar and piano and her music is seen as a blend of pop, alternative rock with some elements of soul. Her debut album 'lovestrong' which features her signature track “Jar of Hearts” was released in May 2011 with it respectively reaching number 9 in the UK charts and number 4 on the US Billboard.
2012 brings with it new opportunities and exciting times for Christina and on Wednesday 18th January 2012 she performed at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in one of her string of recent gigs. With thousands of fans there to see the singer in action, WinkBall reporters Lucie and Oliver were at the venue to speak to fans and find out what had brought them to see Christina Perri, what they love about her as an artist and what they were hoping for from the evening? Were you at the Christina Perri gig? Perhaps you spoke to one of our WinkBall reporters? See yourself here and what other fans had to say, or if you're a big fan of Christina, record a video message direct to this video wall and tell us what you love about Christina.