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article imageReview: Christina Perri captivates New York in free radio concert Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 26, 2014 in Music
East Meadow - Singer-songwriter Christina Perri performed a free concert at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York, on July 26, as part of Fresh 102.7 FM's "Fresh in the Park" series.
She shared the stage with Jacquie Lee from The Voice, as well as Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara (best known for their smash hit "Closer"). It was free admission to the Long Island crowd, and it featured a massive turnout.
Her set included the upbeat "Arms," which garnered a loud response from the audience. The songstress was backed by a four-piece band.
Perri greeted the fans and praised the weather tonight and inquired, "Is it always this beautiful in Long Island?"
When she sang "Distance," she really got into the song and she was dancing along to it.
Perri subsequently shared a quick story for her next song, "Be My Forever," which she dubbed as her "happiest song," which is not usual for her (since she is known for her emotional tunes).
It was followed by the crowd favorite "A Thousand Years," which was a superb vocal and her delivery was controlled yet poignant.
She thanked the radio station, Fresh 102.7 FM, for believing in her tonight, as well as for playing her music.
Perri encouraged the crowd to have fun with her on the next song, "Burning Gold," and she managed to get them to snap their fingers for a good first portion of that tune.
She continued with "Human," the lead single from her sophomore studio album, Head or Heart, released on Atlantic Records, which she co-wrote with Martin Johnson from the pop-rock group Boys Like Girls. It displayed her trademark range and pipes and she played it on piano, which was an additional treat for the audience.
Perri delivered a solo rendition of her breakthrough single "Jar of Hearts" as she accompanied herself on piano. It was certainly the highlight performance from her set and the fans were singing along to its haunting chorus.
She changed the mood of the set, from heart-wrenching to upbeat, with her closing number, "I Don't Wanna Break," yet another new track from her latest CD, where she was dancing around on stage during several segments of this song.
The Verdict
Overall, Christina Perri put on a neat nine-song set at Eisenhower Park in New York. She poured her heart out on stage and sang with a great deal of emotion. Her vocals were warm and powerful. She proved tonight that she is one of the most underrated singer-songwriters in contemporary pop and adult contemporary music. Her show garnered an A rating.
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