Although it was not Billy's best performance (Mad World with Ade was the best in my opinion), what people noticed the most was the song that was used for the routine. It was just absolutely perfect for the choreography.
The song was Jar of Hearts from a relatively unknown artist. Christina Perri is just like other YouTube artists doing one cover after another hoping to be discovered by a recording mogul, Ellen Degeneres or Oprah Winfrey. This did not happen though. Thanks to Stacey Tookie's amazing choreography, the millions of viewers of So You Think You Can Dance were able to hear this beautiful song.
Following that heart-wrenching performance on the show, Jar of Hearts sold 48,000 digital copies, debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at #63. The song also reached #28 of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs. And within one month, the single sold more than 100,000 copies. The artist also signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
Christina Perri used to be just one of the millions of people who are trying to make it big in the music industry. Now, thanks to her almost 2 minute of exposure on a reality show, she is now becoming a household name. The future awaits for this emotional and inspiring artists and we just hope that she sticks to her roots and not go pop.
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts