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Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, & More Honor Etta James At Funeral Service

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Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton and others saluted the late Etta James at her funeral service today in California.  Check out video of Christina getting a standing-o for her "At Last" rendition and more inside...

Today at the City of Refuge in Gardena, California, Etta James' family and friends laid her to rest witht he Rev. Al Sharpton presiding.

Christina Aguilera is causing all kinds of uproar around the net for not only killing "At Last," but for having a mystery liquid running down her leg that many are saying is the cause of her getting her period during the ceremony.  Not saying it's completely unlikely--but cold it have just been a cut she got after maybe bumping into something while walking on to the stage?  Who knows....

"The Voice" star said about her performance to 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."

Etta's son Donto James spoke as well:

And Etta's husband, Artis Mill, was spotted next to US Representative Maxine Waters.

Stevie Wonder performed "Shelter in the Rain" with a gospel choir and sang The Lord's Prayer.

And more pics of Christina:

R.I.P. Etta James.

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Anonymous's picture

Added too much to the

Added too much to the song!!!! Dayumm I barely could hear the words and towards the end she knew she started her cycle cause she rubbed her legs and walked off all weird lmao. Singing too damn hard lol
Anonymous's picture

I don't see any sweat

I don't see any sweat anywhere else---It is Blood---Blood I tell ya!!!
A Watcher's picture

I would like to taste it to

I would like to taste it to see. Lick it all up.
anonymous's picture

I Doubt that is Chistina's

I Doubt that is Chistina's Period,by the time a Woman is Over 21,she should have her Period Down To a Tee, WOMEN are always Prepared.We Know when it around the time for our Cycle,there are No ACCIDENTS! Panty liners and Tampons on Deck,it is No Room for Accidents if you are an ADULT! Christina looks like she was using that Sally Hansen Airbrush Leg Spray,it like a Spray on Pantyhose #Fail
Anonymous's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

OH LAWD I COULDN’T FINISH

OH LAWD I COULDN’T FINISH LISTENING TO THE PERFORMANCE. TOO MUCH RIFFING!!! I HATE WHEN WHITE GIRLS DO THAT TO TRY TO SOUND BLACK OR SOULFUL TO SHOW THEY CAN REALLY SING. SHE STARTED THAT MESS WHICH HAS A LOT OF OTHER WHITE OR NON-BLACK GIRLS DOING THE SAME MESS. EWWW!!!! ALSO THE EXTRA WEIGHT IS NOT HER FRIEND AND THAT DOES LOOK LIKE MONTHLY JUICE. THANK GOODNESS I NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENT IN PUBLIC, I WAS PREPARED BUT I HAVE AT HOME AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. I THINK SOME OF THAT RIFFING KNOCKED IT LOOSE. LOL!!!………JENNY JONES!!!!
JENNY JONES!!!!'s picture

Don't hate because a white

Don't hate because a white girl can blow and you sound like a frog when you sing
Anonymous's picture

Well Boo Boo ,I Don't have

Well Boo Boo ,I Don't have ACCIDENTS,i'm am 31,Tampons are Always on Deck,I keep them in my Purse Along with my Wipes . Women who are about their HYGIENE are Always Prepared.So Shut your IRREGULAR Ass up!
Anonymous's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
My thoughts's picture

Who gives a dam she was

Who gives a dam she was singing her heart out in celebration of a great woman. And not all woman a regular so you can still have accidents who cares its a natural thing and it has happened to us all at one time or another. RIP Mrs. Etta
Anonymous's picture

Honey, we don't need you to

Honey, we don't need you to explain the birds and the bees to us, to KNOW what we see. go sit your stupid ass down somewhere! and stick to your play station world.
Anonymous's picture

I think christina singing was

I think christina singing was good, especially for a white girl she has talents. Every woman experience this every now and then, and its not something that should be publicized and mocked at. I mean u people have aunts, mothers and sisters. smh!!!!!!!
tina's picture

DEAR HEART, TRUE TALENT HAS

DEAR HEART, TRUE TALENT HAS NO COLOR. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, KELLY CLARKSON HAVE BETTER VOICES THAN MOST BLACK SINGERS SUCH AS: BEY, RIH, MARY B , JHUD AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. VOCALLY SPEAKING TRUE GOD GIVEN VOCAL TALENTS CROSS ALL COLOR AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND. I FIND YOUR THINKING TO BE VERY LIMITED AND BOXED=RETARDED!
LovelyGirl's picture

WELL I FIND YOUR THINKING TO

WELL I FIND YOUR THINKING TO BE VERY LIMITED AND BOXED=RETARDED IF YOU THINK EITHER ONE OF THOSE CHICKS SINGS BETTER THAN ANYONE ONE YOU JUST NAMED EXCEPT RHI RHI. YES THEY ARE BOTH GREAT SINGERS. I REALLY LIKE KELLEY CLARKSON B/C UNLIKE CHRISTINA SHE DOESN'T OVER SING A SONG TRYING TO SOUND LIKE ONE OF THOSE BLACK CHICKS YOU NAME THAT NATURALLY DO GOOD RIFFS. SHE RIFFED AND GROWLED SO MUCH THAT I COULDN'T FINISH LISTENING. LOL!!! HER VOICE IS BEAUTIFUL SO SHE DOESN'T NEED TO DO ALL THAT.........JENNY JONES!!!
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THAT'S BECAUSE CHRISTINA

THAT'S BECAUSE CHRISTINA NATURALLY FROM A CHILD SOUNDS BETTER THAN BEY, MARY J AND JHUD. IT'S NOT A COLOR THING IT'S A TALENT THING! WHITNEY HOUSTON, MARIAH CAREY, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, KELLI CLARKSON CELINE DION AND LEONA LEWIS ARE ALL IN MY (A) CATEGORY OF VOCAL TALENTS.THEY ALL HAVE PERFECT DICTION AND SUPERB VOCAL RANGES! PEOPLE LIKE : FAITH EVANS, TAMIA, BLU CANTREL, KELLY PRICE, JO JO, TONI B ,INDIA A AND SOME OTHER SINGERS I PROBABLY FORGOT ARE ALL IN MY" B" CLASS OF SINGERS. YOUR PRECIOUS BEY AND MARY J AND JHUD ARE NOT EVEN IN MY" B' CATEGORY OF EXCELLENT SINGERS SO PLEASE! JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK AND ARE LOUD AND CHITTLIN SOUNDING TO ME DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE GREAT VOICES! BEY AND MARY J DO HAVE GOOD MUSIC AT TIMES DOES BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE "A" CLASS VOICES. THEY ARE MY ''C" CLASS OF SINGERS! ESPECIALLY BEYONCE AND I DOWN RIGHT HATE J-HUD VOICE BECUASE SHE SOUNDS LIKE A LOUD OLD LADY AT CHURCH W/ AN ANNOYING BAD VOICE! I HATE WHEN STUPID JEALOUS PEOPLE HATE ON CHRISTINA AGUILERA JUST BECAUSE SHE CAN OUT SING MOST OF THE R&B CHICKS! YES SHE IS INFLUENCED BY SOULFUL SINGERS BUT IT'S NOT HER FAULT GOD GAVE HER A VOICE BETTER THAN MOST OF THE SOULFUL SINGERS SHE ADMIRES! GOD DOES NOT DICRIMINATE WHEN IT COMES TO RECEIVING HIS BLESSINGS. HE GAVE GREAT VOICES TO ALL COLORS AND ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS! BEY IS AND WILL AWAYS BE MEDIOCRE AT BEST SHE WISHED SHE HAD KELLY CLARKSON OR CHRISTINA AGUILERA SINGING CHOPS! YOU SOUND LIKE A STUPID BOXED=RETARDED PERSON W/ BACKWARDS BRAINS IF YOU THINK ONLY BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SOULFUL VOICES! THAT'S WHY WHITNEY HOUSTON CHOSE CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO SING AT HER TRIBUTE BECAUSE SHE KNEW CHRISTINA AGUILERA SOUND CLOSER TO HER VOCAL RANGE THAN ANY OF THE "C" CLASS CHITTLIN SINGERS ABOVE. THIS IS ALSO WHY THEY WANTED CHRISTINA TO SING AT ETTA JAMES'S FURNERAL. ETTA LIKED C.A. VOICE THAT'S WHY THEY DID A SONG TOGETHER. THE BOTTOM LINE IS MUSIC IS LIKE BEAUTY IT'S NOT ONLY IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER BUT IN THE EAR OF THE BEHOLDER AS WELL! WHEN I HEAR "A" AND SOME" B" CLASS SINGERS SING LIVE THEY ALL GIVE ME GOOSE BUMPS "C" CLASS SINGERS WILL NEVER DO THAT FOR ME! YES SOMETIMES CHRISTINA AGUILERA CAN OVER SING HER SONGS AT TIMES. SHE DOES NOT DO THAT ALL THE TIME. SHE DOES THAT BECAUSE HER VOCAL SKILLS ARE SO GOOD THAT SHE CAN DO THAT AND ANYTHING SHE WANTS TO DO. SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE IT LIKE THAT! DON'T HATE! CHRISTINA COULD HAVE BEEN BLACK PURPLE CHINESE, GREEN OR KOREAN ANY COLOR OR ETHNIC BACKGROUND. I WOULD HAVE LOVED AND ADORED HER EITHER WAY FOR HER AMAZING VOCAL SKILLS JUST AS I HAVE SUPPORTED HER FROM HER VERY FIRST ALBUM TO HER LAST. CHRISTINA AGUILERA IS THAT BLUE EYED SOUL SINGER THAT EVEN MOST MEDICRE BLACK SINGERS WOULD HAVE KILLED TO HAVE HER AMAZING GOD GIVEN VOCAL ABILITIES! SINCERELY, A CHRISTINA AGUILERA FAN!
LovelyGirl's picture

I think christina singing was

I think christina singing was good, especially for a white girl she has talents. Every woman experience this every now and then, and its not something that should be publicized and mocked at. I mean u people have aunts, mothers and sisters. smh!!!!!!!
tina's picture

She wouldn't be the first

She wouldn't be the first woman to have a monthly accident in public and want be the last.
Danetta's picture

the first and last one to

the first and last one to have one on stage on camera.
Anonymous's picture

I think Christina did a good

I think Christina did a good job, I didn't notice the tanning solution when watching the video I was more disturbed by all the people videoing the perfermance with their phones. I might be alone one this one but I thought that was tacky.
Zinga!'s picture

I didn't see anything running

I didn't see anything running down neither more shock by the people taping on cell phone.
Anonymous's picture

even if its not her period,

even if its not her period, which I hope it's not thats still very disgusting and she sounded horrible. She completely missed the heart and point of the song. its not to showcase your skill, it's to connect and bring out emotion. all i could pay attention to was the ups and downs of her voice, not the feel of the song, just an all out mess!
Anonymous's picture

She should have worn

She should have worn pantyhose, period. I wonder if she is going to say anything about it if she is smart she will laugh it off and say the lights melted my tanning solution then the blogs will stop talking about it.
Anonymous's picture

CO-SIGN girls today so busy

CO-SIGN girls today so busy try to catch (even at a funeral) refuse to wear proper under garments. They care wear Jean 2 sizes too small in 100 degree whether, but then say pantyhose are too hot. SMH. and THAT AINT NO FREAKIN TANNY LOTION, STOP LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why did it only melt between her ham hocks?
Anonymous's picture

Im sorry but she butchered

Im sorry but she butchered this...vocal acrobatics are cool, but she totally missed the sentiment doing all that mess. she sounds like she's takin a shit
Anonymous's picture

Looks like a bad self home

Looks like a bad self home tanning kit gone wrong to me...add hot lights, nerves, and old-fashioned body heat between them thick ass thighs and you got yourself brown liquid (sweat) running down... Next time Xtina, just call Snooki and ask her for some tips! ;-) #SurveySaysGreatAnswer
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Imitation Is The Highest Form

Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery. I won't be caught dead doing that Salsa trash.
Xtina's picture

Blue-Eyed SOUL SINGER is a

Blue-Eyed SOUL SINGER is a euphemism for WHITE SINGERS who sound black. It was a term coined by black musicians back in the late 1950's-1960's to describe people like Elvis, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and a slew of others up to this day. RIP Etta.
Jazz Man's picture

no one

no one cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for NOTHIN.
Anonymous's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

If these pics are "doctored"

If these pics are "doctored" then where are the ones that are NOT? Look at the 3:50 mark you can see her rubbing her legs together...she knew she was leaking!
Nunu's picture

We are so wack. Always

We are so wack. Always looking for the negative. The woman killed the song plain and simple. I haven't hear anybody come close to Etta in singing that song but Christina. Great and memorable performance. Also You Tube Her singing This a Man's World, by James Brown. She tore that one up too!
Who The, What The?'s picture

I 2nd that! there's not doubt

I 2nd that! there's not doubt she can kill any song the only otha white female artists which i think is equally soulful...Joss Stone and Adele
Isis's picture

Imitation is The Highest Form

Imitation is The Highest Form Of Flattery.
Eminem's picture

I didn't see any of that on

I didn't see any of that on the videos I've been watching....
Who The, What The?'s picture

>>>>>>>> It never seem to

>>>>>>>> It never seem to fail when there is good and she did great theres always the devil lurking to try and start trouble. Even if she did have a accident that should have never ever been seen and should have been kept quiet but since so many are hell bent on trying to make christina look bad at any cost they will use something so personal and right in your face to try and further their agenda and even use this personal mishap /accident as something to use aganist this artist and it is shameful and she need to sue the lenses off the camers that let the pictures through in the first place. But one thing that is good about the old devil and his demons the good lord has a way of whopping the devil so hard and without pity that the old devil will run for cover like nobodys business to try and escape the lord licks that he will put on the devils old evil behind, head and body. Often time what that old devil intended for bad has a way of turning around and becoming good for the person the devil has gone in on>>>>>>>
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That was amazing

That was amazing
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