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2010 Emmys: Jewel Sings During In Memoriam

August 30, 2010 (3:58 am) GMT
Given the honor to sing at the In Memoriam segment, Jewel said 'The Shape of You' is a song she wrote for a friend who has passed away.

led a touching in memoriam tribute at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 night, playing an unrecorded song she wrote for a close friend who recently died of cancer.

The singer took to the stage for an acoustic version of "The Shape of You" as a montage of tributes to stars who recently passed away played in the background. Beloved stars Jimmy Dean, , Rue McClanahan, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne and were among those included in the Emmy in memoriam segment.

Jewel revealed the song's personal nature during the Emmy pre-show, confessing it would be difficult for her to sing live: "It's a song I wrote for a friend that passed away. It's a personal song and it's not recorded... Hopefully it will have a lot of heart and hopefully people enjoy it. I'm really happy to be able to sing for people who lost a love one. It's a hard song for me to sing."