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Adam Levine Dedicated This Emotional 'Voice' Performance To Former Contestant Christina Grimmie

"I'm gonna be singing every word to her."

During Tuesday night's episode of The Voice, coach Adam Levine paid touching tribute to former contestant Christina Grimmie, who competed on his team in the show's sixth season. Grimmie was tragically shot and killed last June at age 22. 

Before the performance, Levine addressed Grimmie's family, who was there in the audience. "I miss her," he said. "It's unfair that she's not here, and we're gonna sing her a little song tonight, and I'm gonna be singing every word to her."

The coach then took the stage with the top three members of his team this season to sing an emotional rendition of the Beatles classic "Hey Jude."

The show also took a moment to announce the Christina Grimmie Foundation, a charitable organization in Grimmie's honor with two goals: to support those who have been affected by gun violence and breast cancer. (Grimmie's mother has been fighting the disease for several years.)

Earlier this year, Grimmie's family released a posthumous single from the singer, with proceeds going to her foundation. They later shared an anime-inspired music video for the song in honor of what would have been her 23rd birthday.

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Watch Team Adam's full tribute performance in the video below:

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