Emmys: Christina Grimmie Fans Upset She Was Left Out of 'In Memoriam' Segment
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.
I'm still shocked that they didn't mention Christina Grimmie in the "In Memoriam" segment at the #Emmys last night.— den (@jetblackmalec) September 19, 2016
So the #Emmys left Christina Grimmie out of the "In Memoriam" segment yet The Voice just won an Emmy tonight. Something ain't right here— Gleekel (@GleekyZ) September 19, 2016
#Emmys you forgot the young and very talented Christina Grimmie on your "In memoriam" so sad— Katherine Sánchez M. (@KathySanchezM) September 19, 2016
Considering the number of other singers in the #Emmys in memoriam.. where was Christina Grimmie?— Charlotte (@CharlotteCant) September 19, 2016
A spokesperson for the Emmys could not be reached for comment at press time.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.