Singer Christina Perri, Dinah Shore Weekend Headliner, Reflects on 'Whirlwind' Career
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Most performers can't pin-point exactly when their lives changed, but Christina Perri remembers the moment clearly. The star, who headlines the upcoming 25th-Annual Dinah Shore Weekend, says her "Cinderella" story began at 8pm, June 30, 2010 -- when breakthrough hit "Jar of Hearts" aired on TV's So You Think You Can Dance.
"I was very much a normal girl with a Facebook," shared Perri during a recent telephone interview promoting new single "The Words" and her 2015 Dinah performance, "I remember my Facebook blowing up and thinking 'What's happening?' By midnight, I was the No. 1 most-Googled thing in the world."
Perri's demo version of "Jar of Hearts" immediately sold 220,000 copies. A literal overnight sensation, the unsigned artist went from working as a Los Angeles waitress to making national television appearances within a week. Her first three performances ever were for The CBS Morning Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a live return to SYTYCD. Three weeks later, she si
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