The Voice judge Christina Aguilera delivered a heartfelt tribute to the legendaryEtta James with an emotional speech and a fantastic rendition of the classic “At Last” during the singer’s funeral service held at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, CA on Saturday (January 28)- watch video below.
Christina said, ” [It is] an amazing honour for me to have been welcomed here today, invited here to pay tribute to the great Miss Etta James. It’s very emotional for me to sing today, as this has meant so much to me. She was the one that cut right through my soul. So tonight, Etta, this song is for you.”
That was a truly incredible performance by X-Tina. The 31 year-old wore the most daring plunging neckline black suit she could find, which was probably a little bit inappropriate. Too much boobs for a funeral, if you ask me. Anyhow, I don’t think anyone could have sung that song as well as Christina did.
The service was attended by 300 special guests, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy with a note from Barack Obama, and Stevie Wonder, who performed “Shelter in the Rain” before singing The Lord’s Prayer.
The 73 year-old legendary singer passed away at the age of 73 after losing her battle against leukemia on January 20, 2012. Etta is survived by her husband Artis Mills and two songs, Donto and Sametto James.
R.I.P. Etta James.
Christina Aguilera Sings At Last At Etta James Funeral Video