Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton performed a duet of “Tiny Dancer” and it was terrific.
Every year, pop legend Elton John hosts one of the most prestigious Oscars parties. At the event, John puts on a grand affair attended by A-list celebrities and entertainment industry giants. This year, attendees experienced a once-in-a-lifetime duet between John and actor Taron Egerton, who plays the star in upcoming biopic Rocketman. The duo performed John’s hit “Tiny Dancer.”
“It’s funny how life turns out it isn’t it,” said Egerton before performing the number.
In Rocketman, Egerton performs a fresh rendition of John’s catalog. “Elton said, ‘I don’t think I’ve heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,’” said the film’s music producer Giles Martin.
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Last March, John’s husband, David Furnish, said when he heard the film’s soundtrack “he was blown away, really blown away.” He added that John was impressed with the tracks and stated, “It can’t get any better for me.”
Furnish, who produced the film, described John’s advice for Egerton: “Don’t copy me. Don’t think you have to sing it exactly the way that I sang it. Don’t think you have to perform it the way I performed it.”
John continued, “I think it’s the challenge for the actor to embody the spirit and not get into thinking they have to do an impersonation.”
Rocketman hits theaters May 31.