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Hearing from Christina Grimmie of "The Voice"

Christina Grimmie  (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC)
Christina Grimmie (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC)
Christina Grimmie, 20, of Marlton, will take the stage Monday as one of three finalists on NBC's "The Voice." Between rehearsals and interviews Friday, she responded to questions via e-mail about life in Los Angeles and her South Jersey roots.

- Julia Terruso
Q: How are you feeling heading into the finale?

A: Super stoked! Can't believe I'm actually even here. America has been the absolute greatest to me. My family keeps reminding me to just rely on the Lord when the stress is really getting to me and to always keep a level head.

Q: What do you miss about Marlton and South Jersey now that you're in Los Angeles? What don't you miss?

A: I miss Sal's Pizzaworks - man, that is the greatest pizza ever and L.A. has terrible pizza for the most part. I miss all my buds and my family back there, of course, as well. Their support has been unbelievable. And I don't miss the weather, at all.

Q: Do you keep in touch with many friends from home and what have they been doing to support you through the Voice journey?

A: I've been keeping in contact with my close friends from back home through Facebook and all. I've really been able to feel the support all the way from L.A. I can't thank them enough.

Q: What three words would friends use to describe you?

A: Perfectionist, reserved yet very goofy.

Q: Who inspires you?

A: My favorite vocalists are Christina Aguilera, Stacie Orrico, Robert Plant. Musically, I'm really inspired by electronic dance music like Skrillex, Pegboard Nerds, Knife Party, Krewella.

Q: What has been your favorite performance of yours on the show so far?

A: Imogen Heap's "Hide And Seek" for me personally was one of my favorites. Just because I didn't get a great coach reaction doesn't mean I wasn't proud of how it came together. There were more people than you realize that actually did enjoy that performance and I appreciate that. My other favorite was "Hold on We're Going Home" by Drake.

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