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Teary-Eyed Selena Gomez Dedicates ‘Transfiguration’ to Christina Grimmie

Plus more reactions from friends

Performing in Miami last night, Selena Gomez gave an emotional tribute to Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer and former Voice contestant who was fatally shot at her own concert on Friday night. Gomez remembered Grimmie as being close to her faith, saying, “It’s not about her religion, and it’s not about good deeds. It’s just that she had faith.” She then dedicated a cover of Hillsong Worship’s “Transfiguration” to Grimmie.

Gomez and Grimmie were close as friends and artists; Grimmie’s manager, Brian Teefey, is also Gomez’s stepfather. The two women toured together when Grimmie performed in Gomez’s We Own the Night tour in 2011. Elsewhere during her show, Gomez appeared to break down while singing the chorus of her song “Nobody.”

Below, see footage of Gomez’s tribute, a photo of the two singers together, and more reactions from friends including Demi Lovato and Grimmie’s Voice coach Adam Levine.