The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party is always one of the biggest events during the Oscars. This year’s party was no exception thanks to a very special performance.
Sir Elton was joined on stage by Taron Egerton, the actor who portrays him in the upcoming film Rocketman. The two performed the classic “Tiny Dancer” together, and it caused nearly every cell phone in the party to come out and capture the moment.
Elton John & Taron Egerton - 'Tiny Dancer' (Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party)
During the auction Elton welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film, ROCKETMAN; an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John.
The official trailer for Rocketman was released last week where it was revealed Egerton will be singing in the film, instead of lipsyncing to John’s recorded vocals.
Producer Giles Martin said in a recent promotional clip, “Elton said, ‘I don’t think I’ve heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron.' And the great thing about Elton is that he wants Taron’s interpretations of his songs.”
Rocketman hits theaters May 31.
The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. ✨ Taron Egerton is Elton John in #Rocketman, in theatres May 31. Watch the new trailer now! ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John's breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.