'The Voice' Alum Jacquie Lee Pays Tribute to Christina Grimmie With New Single 'Somebody's Angel'
By Latifah Muhammad
The Voice alum Jacquie Lee is honoring the memory of her friend, Christina Grimmie, with the heartwarming new single, “Somebody’s Angel.”
The 19-year-old singer released a music video for the emotional track on Thursday, which highlights multiple tragedies that occurred in 2016, including the terrorists attacks in Brussels and Nice, France, the Orlando nightclub massacre, police brutality and the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
"I felt like this year we really needed it," Lee told People magazine. "We needed to all feel like we were taking this on together, especially near the holidays."
Lee's video also features news clips regarding the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali and more icons who passed away in 2016.
"Obviously Christina inspired the song, but it woke me up to all of the tragedies that go on every day," she explained. "I feel like those words really helped me get through Christina’s passing, so I wanted to make it open to everyone and tribute every person that we’ve lost this year."
The emotional piece ends with sweet footage of Christina and Lee performing together, along with a touching message: "In memory of all those who are Somebody's Angel now."
"By now I'm sure many of you have heard that Christina has passed away due to gunfire after a show," her brother, Marcus Grimmie, wrote in a heartbreaking Facebook post following her tragic death.
"Christina was more than my sister. She was a partner in life," added Marcus. "A superstar. A goofball. Introverted. And a friend to everyone. Genuinely. But above all...she was my baby sister. She loved the Lord and her family and was always there for me and I honestly don't know what I'll do without her."