How sad. Just days before she was shot and killed while signing autographs, Christina Grimmie revealed it was her dream to not just work with Justin Bieber, but tour with him.
Christina Grimmie had an amazing career during her 22-year-old life, but it was only just beginning. In an interview published just three days before her tragic death, The Voice contestant shared her dreams of working with massive artists like Justin Bieber, also 22 years old.
“I’d love to open for [Justin] Bieber it would be awesome, that would definitely be the crowd I would want to play to,” Christina revealed in an interview with Pop Crush. The interview went live on June 7, just days before she was shot and killed while signing autographs for her devoted fans on Friday night, June 10, in Orlando, Florida. UPDATE: Christina’s killer has been identified. Details HERE.
Christina also expressed interest in working with other young artists during the interview. “Someone like Ariana [Grande] or maybe One Direction, you know, if I had the dream tour,” she shared. Sadly, her dream tour will never be realized now that she’s gone.
Christina was touring with Before You Exit as their opening act when she was killed by an unidentified gunman. When the gunman opened fire on Christina, her brother, Marcus, tackled him to try and stop him before it was too late. During their struggle, the gunman shot himself to end his own life. Christina was rushed to the hospital where she later passed away, leaving her family, friends, and fans absolutely heartbroken.
For those of you unfamiliar with Christina, she was a singer-songwriter who made a name for herself on YouTube at the young age of 15. She later auditioned for The Voice in the show’s sixth season, became a part of Adam Levine‘s team, and finished in third place. Christina last released music on February 21, just about three months before her untimely death. You can listen to Type A by clicking HERE.
Our thoughts remain with Christina’s family, friends, and fans during this very difficult time.