Christina Aguilera performed the timeless “At Last” hit by Etta James, while Stevie Wonder sang with the church choir.
The music world lost one of its greats when Etta James lost her two-year battle with leukemia January 20 and Christina Aguilera and other performers attended the funeral to show their respects.
Hundreds of the legendary blues singer’s family, friends and fans gathered in an L.A.-area church Saturday to honor the “At Last” musician.
Aguilera, 31, has been a longtime fan of James. “Her raw tone and the passion she put forth on a record spoke to me at a very young age and has continued to influence and inspire me throughout my career,” The Voice mentor explained on her official website. “Etta James was a force to be reckoned with. A true gift to music and a woman of great spirit and courage.”
James, a four-time Grammy Award winner, was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The 73-year-old singer is survived by her husband and two sons.