Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter. She frequently sang and acted in musical theatre as a child. Perri claims to have learned to play piano and guitar because she missed hearing music being played in the house when she moved away. According to Perri, whenever she played the guitar or piano, she would sing and "all of a sudden these songs would appear." Her breakthrough came when her song "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the June 30, 2010 episode of So You Think You Can Dance.