Selena Gomez Breaks Down in Concert Over Christina Grimmie

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Selena Gomez paid tribute to her late friend on Saturday night.

On stage for a concert in Miami, the beloved artist took a few moments to acknowledge the senseless and tragic death of Christina Grimmie.

A former contestant on The Voice, Grimmie was shot and killed while signing autographs following a show in Orlando on Friday.

She was only 22 years old at the time.

Selena on Grimmie

News outlets have confirmed that a shooter named Kevin James Loibl approached Grimmie during her meet-and-greet and simply opened fire.

He was wrestled to the ground by the singer's brother and eventually turned the gun on himself.

The 22-year old died at a local hospital not long after this inexplicable incident.

Grimmie was signed to a recording deal a few years ago by Gomez's stepfather.

She had opened for Selena twice on tour, once in 2011 and once in 2013.

Soon after learning the horrible news of Grimmie's death, Gomez shared the following photo on Twitter and wrote of her friend:

"My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina."

Christina Grimmie and Selena Gomez

Just a few hours later, she broke down on stage.

“When she was 14, we met her. My parents and I signed her,” Gomez said of Grimmie.

“And one thing about Christina and her family, is that she holds her faith so closely to her. It’s not about her religion, and it’s not about good deeds. It’s just that she had faith.

"And I don’t really understand how this happened, but I would like to dedicate this next song to her.”

Gomez then sat down at a piano and performed “Transfiguration.”

It was a moving, powerful performance, although we wish, of course, that the dedication never had to take place.

Watch Selena's tribute below and join us in sending condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Christina Grimmie.

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