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Hear Tori Kelly’s Reflective Song About Christina Grimmie: ‘Blink of an Eye’

“I’m overwhelmed at the pain & the brokenness in the world today,” singer writes of ballad

Tori Kelly, a former American Idol contestant, penned a touching new song for Christina Grimmie, The Voice singer who was tragically shot and killed by an obsessed fan following an Orlando concert June 10th. Titled “Blink of an Eye,” the acoustic ballad reflects on the sudden tragedy. 

“I needed to write this song,” Kelly wrote on YouTube. “My heart was & is still so heavy when I think of her not being with us … Even though this song had specific meaning, more recently I’m overwhelmed at the pain & the brokenness in the world today, & so this is really just me grieving. At all of it. Life is so short.”

After Kelly posted the track, Justin Bieber – who previously remembered Grimmie with an emotional onstage tribute – thanked Kelly for “Blink of an Eye.”

Watch Christina Grimmie’s final concert performance in Orlando.

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