Legendary blues singer, Etta James, was laid to rest Saturday in Gardena, California at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge. The ceremony was presided by The Reverend Al Sharpton. In attendance were only close family and friends of the late singer.
James passed away on January 20th, after battling leukemia and complications from dementia and Hepatitis C.
In Etta’s honor, friend and fellow singer Christina Aguilera sang her most memorable record, ‘At Last’.
Of her performance, the singer told CNN,
“I went through the lyrics last night, and I did rehearsal … and it took on a whole new meaning having been invited by her close friends and family to sing that classic song at her service,” she said. “And I started crying every time I started to sing it, and I thought, ‘My gosh, what if that happens tomorrow? I just want to do justice to Etta James.’ She meant the whole world to me, and it was a huge honor to be here today.”
Christina Sings ‘At Last’
Unfortunately following the release of several photos Christina stirred up controversy when, what appeared to be, her menstrual was spotted leaking down her legs. How embarrassing! Not sure how she’ll live that down. The singer have yet to address the reports.
As for her performance, Christina, undoubtedly has one of the best voices in the music industry, however, we needed less burlesque and more singing.
Etta was 73.