Adam Levine Delivers Emotional Tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice' | NBC4 Washington

Adam Levine Delivers Emotional Tribute to Christina Grimmie on 'The Voice'

"God, I loved her so much," Levine says

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    Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC's "The Voice" was shot and fatally wounded following a concert in Orlando Friday night. (Published Saturday, June 11, 2016)

    Adam Levine has not forgotten about Christina Grimmie.

    During Tuesday's live episode of the "The Voice," host Carson Daly made a special announcement about the former contestant who died in June 2016 after being gunned down at a concert in Orlando, Florida.

    "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," he explained. "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."

    The cameras then passed to Grimmie's family, who were in the audience for the special announcement.

    "Thank you for letting us be a part of this very important moment," Daly continued. "And Christina, we feel your spirit here at 'The Voice' every single day and we love and miss you dearly."

    Musicians Performing Live on Stage

    Levine, who had Grimmie on his team during season six, later appeared on stage where he had a personal message for the late singer's family.

    "God, I loved her so much. I am talking to you guys specifically, I'm talking to everybody. I miss her," he shared as her family wiped away tears. "It is unfair she is not here. 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."

    Within moments, the final members of Team Adam took to the stage with their coach to sing "Hey Jude" by The Beatles.