“Such a beautiful soul, such a beautiful talent,” Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei told the crowd. “From the moment that we met she was always nice to us. So humble. We love you and we are praying for your family. And we know you are smiling down from above. Let’s all bow our heads down. Chrstina Grimmie.”
The entire crowd at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater fell silent as the audience lit up the night with the light of their cell phones.
Grimmie — a YouTube star who placed third on the sixth season of The Voice — was shot and killed by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl at the Plaza Live on June 10 after her show opening for the band Before You Exit. Loibl was quickly tackled by Grimmie’s brother Mark before shooting himself.
Watch the tribute below, shot by em (@shutoemily) at the show:
— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) June 12, 2016