Adam Levine led a moving tribute to late singer Christina Grimmie with a performance of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” on The Voice Tuesday. Levine coached Grimmie during Season Six of The Voice and guided her to the final round. She was shot and killed last June by a fan while signing autographs after a show in Orlando, Florida.
With Grimmie’s family in the audience, Levine offered a few words about the singer, saying, “I miss her, it’s unfair that she’s not here and we’re gonna sing her a little song tonight, and I’m going to be singing every word to her in her honor.”
Levine then took the stage with members of his current team – Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah – and kicked off a rousing rendition of the Beatles’ beloved ballad. After trading lyrics during the first verse of “Hey Jude,” the four singers began to tease out a few harmonies and then took turns unleashing a litany of vocal runs during the song’s final refrain.
In February, Grimmie’s family shared a new song by the late singer titled “Invisible.” The track appears on a new posthumous EP, Side B, which was released April 21st and follows 2016’s Side A. Per Billboard, a full album, All Is Vanity, is scheduled to arrive June 2nd, coinciding with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.