Singer Christina Aguilera, her boyfriend Matt Rutler and her son Max, 4, were among the crowd gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California yesterday to catch Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.”
Last week the ‘Beautiful’ songstress attended the funeral of legendary R&B singer Etta James, who passed away on January 20. Singing Etta’s hit ‘At Last,’ Christina revealed that the 73-year-old singer had been her idol.
“It isn’t every day that an artist can meet the person who inspired them and their career. Not only did I have the incredible opportunity of meeting my idol, the legendary Ms. Etta James, but to be asked by her family to perform at her memorial was so very touching and yet bitter sweet,” Christina said. “Etta wasn’t just any performer, she was a strong woman whose talent came from a place so deep it moved people in ways they never felt before. Losing her was, to me, like losing a part of my soul.”