Christina Aguilera Sings At Etta James' Funeral
She performs civil rights anthem 'At Last' in front of mourners...
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton gave a rousing speech to the crowd at the ceremony in Los Angeles, reading a statement from President Obama which said: "Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation's musical heritage."
Christina gave a powerful rendition of James' most famous song, the civil rights anthem At Last - and told the assembled crowd that she had been inspired by James and that she included the song in every concert.
She said: "[It is] an amazing honour for me to have been welcomed here today, invited here to pay tribute to the great Miss Etta James.
"It's very emotional for me to sing today, as this has meant so much to me."
Stevie Wonder performed three songs, including Shelter In The Rain.
James died frokm leukemia earlier this month at the age of 73.