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Christina Grimmie
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General Information
Name Christina Grimmie
Gender Female
Birthdate March 12, 1994-June 10, 2016
Age 22
Hometown Marlton, New Jersey
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Team(s) Team Adam
Season(s) 6
Placement 3rd
Chairs Turned
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Adam
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Shakira
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Usher
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Blake

Christina Victoria Grimmie (born March 12, 1994; died June 10, 2016) was a singer-songwriter from Marlton, New Jersey who placed 3rd on the sixth of The Voice. She was a member of Team Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine.

Background

Christina first started her career on YouTube under the name zeldaxlove64 and now has more than three million subscribers and counting. Her YouTube popularity landed her an opening spot on the Selena Gomez's tour, but she has time to land a record deal before her death. The Voice was her shot to make it big outside of the online world.

The Voice

20-year old (19 at the time) Christina Grimmie auditioned for The Voice with Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball". She turned all four chairs around, receiving unanimous praise from the coaches. Christina choose Adam to be her coach after he tells her she has the potential to be a "huge star". In the first Battle Round, Christina was paired against Joshua Howard to perform "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift. Adam noted that he believed there was more to be seen from Christina, advancing her to the next round. In the second Battle Rounds, Christina sang with Sam Behymer, performing OneRepublic's "Counting Stars". Blake compared to her a stick of dynamite, and that her voice "really cuts through". Shakira said she displayed more maturity and confidence than Sam, leading Adam to take Christina to the Playoffs. In the Playoffs, Christina sang "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, dedicating it to her mother.

Performances

Stage Song Original Artist Result
Blind Auditions "Wrecking Ball" Miley Cyrus 4-chair turn
Battle Rounds 1 "I Knew You Were Trouble" Taylor Swift Won
Battle Rounds 2 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic Won
Playoffs "I Won't Give Up" Jason Mraz Saved by Adam
Live Top 12 "Dark Horse" Katy Perry Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 “Hold On, We're Going Home” Drake Saved by Public Vote
Quarterfinals "How To Love" Lil Wayne Saved by Public Vote
Semifinals "Hide & Seek" & "Some Nights" Imogen Heap and Fun Instant Save
Finale "Can't Help Falling In Love" Elvis Presley 3rd Place

Death

On June 10, 2016, Christina was shot by a lone gunman named Kevin James Loibl, who later killed himself, after a show at the Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. She was rushed to a hospital where she passed away just before 11 p.m. local time.

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