Late Singer Christina Grimmie Honored With New Single
Late singer Christina Grimmie has been honored with a new single released by former The Voice contestant Jacquie Lee.
The 19-year-old released the music video for “Somebody’s Angel” on Thursday, which highlights the tragedies that have taken place in 2016, including her friend Grimmie’s death, terrorist attacks in Brussels and Nice, France, and the Orlando nightclub massacre.
“I felt like this year we really needed it,” Lee who came second on season five of the singing contest, told People. “We needed to all feel like we were taking this on together, especially near the holidays.”
The music video also features news clips covering the deaths of music legends Prince and David Bowie, actor Gene Wilder, and former world champion boxer Muhammad Ali.
“Obviously Christina inspired the song, but it woke me up to all of the tragedies that go on every day,” Lee explained. “I feel like those words really helped me get through Christina’s passing, so I wanted to make it open to everyone and tribute every person that we’ve lost this year.”
The emotional video ends with touching footage of Grimmie and Lee performing together, along with a sweet message, “In memory of all those who are Somebody’s Angel now.”
Grimmie was shot and killed by Kevin Loibl at a post-concert meet and greet in Orlando, Florida on June 10, before the deranged fan took his own life.
Following her death, Grimmie’s coach on The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, offered to pay for her funeral, while Selena Gomez’s stepfather Brian Teefey, who had served as the young star’s manager, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the family.
And last month the family of the 22-year-old The Voice finalist revealed they will do their utmost to ensure her legacy lives on.
“As her family, we are fully committed to continuing her legacy as she would have wished and will be constantly updating you, the ‘frands’, with all Christina-related activities, including her unreleased music and new mixes of existing music,” the statement read.