Christina Perri is wrapping up work on a video for "Jar of Hearts," the mournful ballad that became a top-seller on iTunes after she performed it on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."
The Bensalem native and Archbishop Ryan graduate is also working on her first album, to be released through Atlantic.
We recently caught up with Perri, whose throat troubles have caused her to cancel a few dates with Jason Mraz.
She started singing at 3, and picked up the guitar and piano around 16. Christina and her guitarist brother, Nick Perri, who played in Silvertide and Shinedown, played together at Christmas. "We're total Christmas song nerds and we learned them all," she explains.
The singer, who moved to Los Angeles four years ago, comes home as often as she can and tries to see her whole family, "which includes my 10,000 Italian cousins," and hangs at her parents' Perri's Barbershop (2755 Hulmeville) with them and their pugs, and must have a Wawa hoagie, dinner at the Eddington House (2813 Hulmeville) in Bensalem and a steak from Steve's Steaks (Comly & Roosevelt Blvd.) when in town.
As for where she hopes to perform here on tour, Perri says she's been to the TLA, Trocadero and Electric Factory "a million times to see my favorites, so I would love to play them."