Emmys: Christina Grimmie Fans Upset She Was Left Out of 'In Memoriam' Segment

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The singer, who finished third on best reality competition show 'The Voice,' was shot and killed by a crazed fan in June.

On the same night that The Voice won for best reality competition show, fans were upset that one of the series' biggest recent stars was left out of the Emmy Awards' "In Memoriam" segment.

While Tori Kelly strummed a guitar and sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as images of Merle Haggard, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, the Eagles' Glenn Frey and Prince flashed across the screen, alongside actors Gene Wilder, Garry Shandling, Anton Yelchin and more, noticeably absent was late Voice singer Christina Grimmie.

The 22-year-old singer, who was shot and killed by a crazed fan following a show in Orlando in June, was a contestant on season 6 of the show, where she was on Adam Levine's team and finished third in the competition.

As often happens when recently departed stars are omitted from the segment on awards shows, Twitter lit up with questions about why Grimmie was not included.

A spokesperson for the Emmys could not be reached for comment at press time. 

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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