Why 'The Voice' star Christina Grimmie was missing from Emmys' 'In Memoriam' segment

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Fans were noticeably upset over the fact that The Voice star Christina Grimmie was omitted from the Emmys' In Memoriam segment on Sunday.

In June, the 22-year-old singer was shot and killed after performing at an Orlando, Florida, concert. Grimmie competed on season six of NBC's singing competition series, which coincidentally won an Emmy that night for Best Reality Competition Show, and was a member of Adam Levine's team, finishing third.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Christina Grimmie performs during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of The United States' To The Rescue gala at Paramount Studios on May 07, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Recording artist Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY - Singer Christina Grimmie performs during The Humane Society of the United States To the Rescue! benefit gala, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in New York. To the Rescue! is a benefit in celebration of the life-saving work of its animal rescue efforts across the nation and around the world. In its sixth year, the event honored Anjelica Huston, Heineken and Jennifer and Alan Fournier and family. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States)
Macy's IHeartRadio Rising Star, Christina Grimmie performs at Day 1 of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, September, 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
Christina Grimmie attends the BCBGeneration Summer Solstice Party at Gracias Madre on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
The Voice Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie with her coach on the Voice and Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine at the iHeartRadio Theater on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
The Voice Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performing as part of The Voice Tour at Cobb Energy Centre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)
Christina Grimmie performing at Philips Arena on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)
Christina Grimmie performing at Philips Arena on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of The United States' To The Rescue gala at Paramount Studios on May 07, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Singer Christina Grimmie attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 20: Singer Christina Grimmie attends Tubeathon 2016 at iHeartRadio Theater on April 20, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 20: Recording artist Christina Grimmie arrives at Tubeathon 2016 at the iHeartRadio Theater on April 20, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Christina Grimmie performs at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Christina Grimmie attends Alt 98.7, 102.7 KIIS FM, and REAL 92.3's 2016 GRAMMY Awards celebration at The Mixing Room at the JW Marriot Los Angeles on February 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Singer Christina Grimmie performs in concert at Irving Plaza on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Recording artist Christina Grimmie attends the 2nd annual Save a Child's Heart Gala held at Sony Pictures Studios on November 15, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Christina Grimmie poses for a picture during the 2015 To The Rescue! New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Singers Victoria Justice (L) and Christina Grimmie attend the 'Love Song To The Earth' Press Conference at the National Press Club on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Daytime Village during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Christina Grimmie performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Christina Grimmie attends BCBGeneration party like a GenGirl Summer Solstice party at Gracias Madre on June 23, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 08: Christina Grimmie attends the 3rd annual Nautica Oceana beach house party at Marion Davies Guest House on May 8, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
WHITEHALL, PA - MAY 16: Singer Christina Grimmie attends at Macy's iHeartRadio rising star in-store performance on May 16, 2015 in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for iHeart Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Christina Grimmie attends Radio Disney's Family VIP Birthday event celebrating 18 years of Radio Disney at Club Nokia on November 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 21: Christina Grimmie performs on stage at O2 Academy Birmingham on February 21, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Christina Grimmie performs at Christina Grimmie And Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Come Together To Fight Breast Cancer Through PINKTOBER at Hard Rock Cafe on October 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Christina Grimmie attends her Album Release Party For 'Escape' at YouTube Space LA on October 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Finale' Episode 621B -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Ed Sheeran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620B -- Pictured: (l-r) Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Worthington, Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 621A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Episode 619A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Show' Episode 620A -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- Pictured: Christina Grimmie arrives at the top 12 artists of NBC's Emmy award winning hit 'The Voice' at City Walk in Universal City, CA. -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Christina Grimmie, Delvin Choice and Kat Perkins arrive at NBC's 'The Voice' Season 6 Top 12 Red Carpet Event at Universal CityWalk on April 15, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Team Adam Battle Reality' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christina Grimmie, Joshua Howard -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Battle Rounds' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Joshua Howard, Christina Grimmie -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 12: Christina Grimmie performs live at Key Arena on November 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)
SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 29: Christina Grimmie performs at BB&T Center on October 29, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: ActressChristina Grimmie attends The Alliance For Children's Rights' 21st Annual Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Songwriter Christina Grimmie arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA)
DISNEY CHANNEL - Disney Channel star Selena Gomez plays XBOX Kinect games, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Sports 2 with her band The Scene and singer Christina Grimmie. (Photo by Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images) CHRISTINA GRIMMIE, SELENA GOMEZ
DISNEY CHANNEL - Disney Channel star Selena Gomez plays XBOX Kinect games, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Sports 2 with her band The Scene and singer Christina Grimmie. (Photo by Eric McCandless/Disney Channel via Getty Images) CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 13: Christina Grimmie performs at the Rosemont Theatre on August 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
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The In Memorian segment was accompanied by a Tori Kelly cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and featured several late singers, including Merle Haggard, Natalie Cole, Prince, David Bowie and The Eagles' Glenn Frey.

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On Monday, a spokesperson for the Emmys explained why Grimmie was not included in the aired segment.

"As is the case each year with the Emmys, the In-Memoriam segment is constrained by time and space," the spokesperson said in a statement to ET. "Every year, the telecast producer is unfortunately limited by the time available and cannot include every significant person who has passed in the telecast In Memoriam; therefore, we note everyone in the industry on our website In Memoriam and during a simultaneous In Memoriam crawl on our Backstage Live streaming program."

Grimmie's rep declined to comment.


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