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.
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.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.