Adam Levine paid tribute to Christina Grimmie and it’s so heartfelt. On Tuesday night, The Voice coach led his team in an emotional rendition of Hey Jude for the former contestant.
Grimmie was murdered tragically back in June 2016. Now her former coach paid a candid tribute as her family and friends remembered her.
Hey Jude was the song of choice
We’ve been preparing for this tribute for all season and now we witnessed the most emotional moment of the show. As Adam sang to Christina fans and friends remembered the late singer.
An emotional tribute to Grimmie
On Tuesday 25 April, Adam Levine and his team’s current contestants join to play a beautiful rendition of The Beatles’ Hey Jude’.
We knew this was coming from the beginning of the season, but the candid way Adam performed the song really moved us. The rendition was so powerful they received a massive standing ovation from everyone in the room.
Remembering Christina in a very special way
Christina competed in Season 6 of The Voice and Adam was her coach. The two remained close on the show and were pretty fond of each other.
On June last year, Christina was shot in the head by Kevin James Loibl. The singer was singing autographs during a meet and greet outside her concert in Orlando. The shooter then shot himself.
When Adam first learned the news he said in a statement, “Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s tragic death. Our hearts go out to her family. Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon.”
Kind words and gestures from Levine
Before the beautiful rendition, Adam shared some words. The Maroon 5 lead man said, “God, I loved her so much. I’m talking to you guys specifically,” he told her parents.
He continued, “I miss her. It’s unfair that she’s not here, and we’re gonna sing her a little song tonight, and I’m gonna be singing every word to her, in her honor.” The Voice coach paid Christina’s funeral last year, after learning the tragic news.
Christina Grimmie Foundation
After the emotional rendition, Host Carson Daly thanked Christina’s mom, dad and brother for “letting us be part of this very important moment.
He then announced the creation of the Christina Grimmie Foundation that will benefit people affected by gun violence and breast cancer awareness.
Carson finished revealing that an album of Christina’s music will be released in June and then said, “Christina, we feel your spirit here at ‘The Voice’ every single day, and we love and miss you.”
Source: Gossip Cop