The Maroon 5 frontman kicked off his tribute by sharing some heartfelt words about the singer.
“I loved her so much. I miss her. It’s unfair that she’s not here, and we’re going to sing her a little song tonight. I’m going to be singing every word to her, in her honor,” he said, speaking directly to Grimmie’s family. “We love you, Christina.”
He then joined team members Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah onstage for for the performance.
Grimmie, who was tragically shot and killed while signing fan autographs in Orlando, Florida, last summer, was a member of Levine’s team during Season 6 of the singing competition show.
Aside from the moving tribute, Popsugar noted Levine and “The Voice” host Carson Daily helped announce the Christina Grimmie Foundation, which aims to “support to individuals and families who suffer from the devastating effects of gun violence; and support for families facing breast cancer diagnosis.”