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My Experience Winning the iHeart Radio Contest

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Hey world! WHAT UP?! This is Christina Grimmie! I want to share a little bit about the experience I had winning the iHeart Radio Macy's contest. FIRST OF ALL, the absolute sole reason I won was because of the fan votes. If it weren't for them, I would have never been able to even slightly compete.

For those of you going,"What iHeart Radio contest?" Well yes, there was a contest that involved 25 artists, including myself. I knew that the prize was very, very huge if I were to place No. 1, but in the back of my mind, I'm going, "I can't compete! Come on, look at all these talented people with huge followings!"

Eventually it got down to the top five, and I was still in the running. Around this time, I was thinking to myself, How on earth is this even possible?! At this point, I was getting hopeful, so I kept encouraging fans to vote no matter how much spam it took! LOL. (I'm not one for spam, might I add. I hate making people read the same thing on my Twitter five times a day, but this HAD TO BE DONE!) I couldn't be lazy about it. If I wanted to win this, I had to post ridiculous amounts about it. It was all or nothing.

It was a two-month voting process total. And my fans - my FRANDS, rather - being the amazing soldiers they are, voted every single day numerous times without cease. On the last voting day, I thought my fingers were gonna fall off because I did so many follow sprees and replies on Twitter.

A few days later, I got the call from my manager that I did it. I won. I literally ran a lap around the house, I was so amazed and excited. I was like, "MOM, DAD, BROTHER, GUESS WHAT? I WON, I WON, I WON! I'M GONNA OPEN THE WHOLE SHOW! WHAT IS LIFE? HOLY CRAP!" I took to my fans immediately just thanking them for being so loyal when I needed them most.

I am beyond psyched for this opportunity. For those of you who are new to me and want to know more about me, hang with me on my Twitter and stuff. I'm super interactive! AND WEIRD, SO GET HYPED! LOL. Go check out my music on iTunes as well because you may hear some of that at the iHeart Radio Music Festival! You will definitely be hearing my brand new single "Shrug" being performed. Go check that out; IT'S BRAND NEW!!!

Thank you frands for being the greatest. Seriously, so much love for you, you have no idea.


Love, yo girl,
Christina Grimmie<3
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