It’s been almost a year since we lost Christina Grimmie.
Last June, Grimmie was shot and killed by a fan while signing autographs after a tour stop in Orlando.
This past Tuesday night, The Voice coach Adam Levine paid tribute to the late YouTube musician on the singing-competition show. The tribute was especially touching considering the fact that the Maroon 5 frontman was Grimmie’s coach during season six. She came in third place.
“God, I loved her so much. I am talking to you guys specifically, I’m talking to everybody. I miss her,” Levine said to Christina’s family in the audience.
“It is unfair she is not here,” he continued, per People. “We are going to sing a little song. I am going to be singing every word to her in her honor. Thank you for being here. Christina, we love you,” he concluded. Then, “Team Adam” dedicated a performance of The Beatles’ 1968 hit “Hey Jude” to Christina.
Watch the emotional performance, below:
— Christina Grimmie (@TheRealGrimmie) April 25, 2017
— Christina Grimmie (@TheRealGrimmie) April 26, 2017
“As you know, family is very, very important to us here at The Voice and last year we tragically lost one of our own, the incredibly talented and beautiful Christina Grimmie,” Daly explained.
The Foundation which will provide financial and emotional support to those impacted by gun violence as well as breast cancer — which Grimmie’s mother has fought.
Carson continued, “Thank you for letting us be a part of this very important moment. And Christina, we feel your spirit here at The Voice every single day and we love and miss you dearly.”