As you have now probably heard, the immensely talented singer Christina Grimmie was targeted and murdered by a deranged gunman on Friday night after a concert in Orlando. The singer was a former contestant on popular reality show The Voice and an outpouring of love and memories from that community has followed in the days since her death. The senseless tragedy is nothing short of appalling and depressing, but the tributes to Christina’s life and career – from friends like Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth, and others – have helped fans process their grief during this unimaginable time.
Now, TMZ has unearthed video of Christina’s final performance before she was shot in Orlando, and it only further reinforces the tragedy that took place on Friday night after a concert where she was performing with the band No Exit. In the video, Christina owns the stage like a seasoned veteran of the industry. Her voice is amazing, as anyone who watched her Voice performances might know, and she engages the crowd in a relatable but upbeat way.
It’s yet another reminder, in addition to the countless television performances and YouTube videos featuring Christina, that a one-of-a-kind talent was taken from us too soon. Watching even 30 seconds of her final performance is another gut punch in that an artist who could have achieved all of her dreams was fatally gunned down in a senseless act of violence.