Rounding out three performances by female powerhouses, Christina Aguilera took the stage at the Staples Center


Christina Aguilera honored Kobe Bryant with a stirring performance of “Ave Maria” at the celebration of life for the late athlete and his daughter Gianna on Monday.

The 39-year-old wore a black suit as she sang the Franz Schubert song while accompanied by live instrumentals.

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, California, on Jan. 26. He is survived by Vanessa and their daughters Capri, 7 months, Bianka, 3, and Natalia, 17.

Christina Aguilera
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Also during the emotional gathering, Vanessa Bryant eulogized her husband and daughter, while Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan fondly remembered their friend.