Legendary singer Etta James’ passing rocked the music world to its core. While her influence touched many artists, her death hit Christina Aguilera particularly hard. Aguilera’s admiration for James goes back years (they even performed duets together), and she often covered her most famous hit, ‘At Last,’ live.
In a final tribute to the fallen legend, Aguilera performed ‘At Last’ at James’ funeral. Her rendition was moving, heartfelt and heartbreaking. ”She was the one that cut right to my soul and spoke to me,” Aguilera said of her idol. “So tonight, Etta,” she began, her voice breaking slightly, “this song’s for you.”