This is so sweet. Singer Tori Kelly wrote an absolutely heartbreaking tribute song to her friend Christina Grimmie, the former ‘Voice’ contestant who was tragically shot and killed last month. Check out the song here!
Tori Kelly, 23, clearly misses her friend Christina Grimmie so much right now. So much so that she has written a BEAUTIFUL tribute song to the late singer that will leave you speechless. Grab some tissues and listen.
Tori released a brand new song, “Blink Of An Eye,” last weekend honoring Christina, the former Voice contestant who was shot and killed while performing at a concert in Orlando, Florida on June 10. “I needed to write this song,” Tori wrote. “My heart was [and] is still so heavy when I think of her not being with us. However, I am still comforted knowing that I’ll get to see her again someday in heaven. My prayers go out to her family [and] loved ones. Even though this song had specific meaning, more recently I’m overwhelmed at the pain [and] the brokenness in the world today,” the singer wrote. “So this is really just me grieving. At all of it. Life is so short.”
How beautiful! And if you listen to “Blink Of An Eye” you will totally hear the pain and loss in Tori’s voice. It is absolutely heartbreaking. It just reminds us again of how devastating the news of Christina’s death was and how bad we feel for her friends and family.
Tori isn’t the first singer to honor Christina through song since her death. At Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas’ Orlando concert on July 2, they paid tribute to the singer, as well as the 49 people who were killed at Pulse nightclub in June, by performing “Rise Up” and asking everyone in the room to join them in prayer. Christina’s death also devastated Justin Bieber. The singer was in Winnipeg, Canada on the day of her murder and dedicated that night’s performance of “Purpose” to her, breaking down in tears, asking, “Grimmie, can you hear me?”
Hear Kelly perform “Blink Of An Eye,” co-written with Zac Poor, in the video above.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Tori’s new tribute to Christina?