Christina Aguilera Sings “At Last” In Tribute to Etta James
Christina Aguilera peformed Etta James’ classic “At Last” at the singer’s funeral on Saturday.
Christina Aguilera may be getting a little weird in her old age (that old age being, um, 31), but there’s no denying that the girl can still sing—and she put those pipes to work honoring Etta James on Saturday.
Etta sadly passed away on January 20 just five days shy of her 74th birthday after a year-long battle with leukemia. The singer touched hearts and broke boundaries from the ‘50s all the way up to the present; her loss is strongly felt.
Etta’s funeral was presided over by Reverand Al Sharpton, and both Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder gave her musical tributes. Said Christina of her idol, “Etta wasn’t just any performer, she was a strong woman whose talent came from a place so deep it moved people in ways they never felt before. Losing her was, to me, like losing a part of my soul.” She continued, “I can only hope that she felt the love in the room as we all came together to pay tribute to her and celebrate her life as a person and as an artist. She will be deeply missed and I thank her family for allowing me such a great honor.”
Here’s Christina performing Etta’s classic, “At Last:”
RIP, Etta. We miss you.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.