Tuesday night during the elimination show of the Voice, the show took a pause to pay tribute to their very own Christina Grimmie. Grimmie placed third on season 6 of the Voice and wowed the country by her sweet charisma and powerhouse talent.
The young singer was tragically shot to death after a show in Florida last summer, and ever since then, Grimmie’s family, fans and team have been doing whatever it takes to keep her legacy alive.
During the broadcast, Grimmie’s coach Adam Levine paid a moving tribute to the late superstar. “I love her so much,” he said of Christina. “It’s not fair that she’s not here,” he said speaking directly to Grimmie’s family. The coach and his team sang The Beatles’ 1968 hit “Hey Jude,” dedicating it to Christina.
After the moving performance, host Carson Daly and Levine took time to shed light in announcing the Christina Grimmie Foundation.
“As you know, family is very, very important to us here at ‘The Voice,” Daly said. “Last year we tragically lost one of our own, the incredibly talented and beautiful Christina Grimmie. Tonight, in memory of our good friend, and along with Christina’s family, we’re honored to help announce the creation of the Christina Grimmie Foundation, benefiting those impacted by gun violence and families just like her own affected by breast cancer.”
People aren’t born strong. People grow stronger little by little, encountering difficult situations learning not to run from them” – Christina Grimmie
Grimmie’s passing doesn’t mean that her legacy is over. Her legacy lives on day-to-day and is something The Voice and fans will always remember. Which makes this announcement fitting in the setting that it was on Tuesday evening.
Grimmie was a light in this world and God is still continuing to use her and her voice. Her team and her family long to help others and the Christina Grimmie Foundation is set to do just that. To learn more about the vision of the foundation and Christina’s story, you can visit its website.
To keep Christina’s legacy alive, her family and management are working hard on releasing unreleased music. The release of Side B dropped last week, and a full-length album is due out on June 2, which is also Gun Violence Awareness day.