On June 10, The Voice finalist Christina Grimmie was fatally shot after her show at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The tragic loss of the 22-year-old singer has touched the entire music community, including Miranda Lambert.
Lambert spoke kindly of Grimmie during her show in Charlotte, NC the night after Grimmie’s death. She dedicated her 2010 hit, “The House That Built Me,” in Grimmie’s honor.
“I want to send this up to her,” Lambert said of the song as she raised her hand and looked up in recognition of Grimmie. “Tonight we’re going to put love in the air,” she continued to the crowd before she began to sing.
There were tears in her eyes throughout the emotional performance, and towards the end of the tribute, the crowd joined in to help finish out the song. Lambert let the crowd take the final chorus on their own before joining back in to finish out the song.
Grimmie rose to fame as a YouTube personality known for her powerful vocals. She went on to compete for Adam Levine’s team on season six of The Voice where she finished in third place.
Grimmie continued to perform after her stint on The Voice and had been touring with the pop rock band Before You Exit at the time of her death.