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06/12/2013 15:17 GMT

Nicole Scherzinger Sings In Nelson Mandela's Memory At Cosmo Awards (VIDEO)

Nicole Scherzinger paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at the Cosmopolitan Women Of The Year Awards on Thursday night, after learning that the former South African president had died during the ceremony.

After accepting her award for Ultimate TV Personality, presented to her by 'X Factor' co-judge Gary Barlow, the former Pussycat Doll sang 'This Little Light of Mine' in memory of Mandela, after revealing how she once sang it for him.

She said: "I had the honour of meeting Mr Nelson Mandela and had the great honour of singing for him. I sang one of my favourite spiritual hymns, Precious Lord, and I don't know if he liked it because afterwards he said, "Do you know anything else?". And so I started to sing 'This Little Light of Mine... I'm gonna let it shine...'"

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