Stars turned up at the funeral of jazz legend to pay their last respect. , clad in black suit, gave a soulful rendition of the late singer's most famous hit, "At Last", in front of 300 mourners at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, California on Saturday, January 28. She earned a standing ovation.
"It was so emotional," Aguilera told CNN after the funeral. "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. 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."