Grimmie was discovered online through her immense catalog of covers prior to competing on the NBC reality talent show. “I got a massive load of requests to sing this yesterday, so I listened to it and I love it,” she says of “I Won’t Give Up” in the tribute. Grimmie released a full video of the cover in January 2012.
Also featured on her YouTube channel are renditions of Adele, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Sia, and Rihanna hits.
Grimmie was fatally gunned down after a concert in Orlando, Florida, on June 10. She was 22. A statement in the tribute’s caption reads, “Christina Grimmie was taken from all of us far too soon, but the impact she had on this world in the short 22 years of her life will carry on forever.”