Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton performed “Tiny Dancer” together at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party and you can watch a clip above! During the auction lot for Rocketman, a short preview of the trailer was shown (see below) and there was bidding on a trip to the London premiere of the film.
The audience was taken by surprise when Taron was asked to sing one of Elton John’s songs. Only agreeing to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, “Tiny Dancer.”
The 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish raised over $6.3 million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, which took place on Sunday, February 24th, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, was generously supported by Presenting Sponsors IMDb and Neuro Drinks. For more information about the Elton John AIDS Foundation, visit EJAF.org.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher (uncredited for Bohemian Rhapsody, Eddie the Eagle), Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters on May 31.
Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
The movie also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by Lee Hall, the film was produced by Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling, and David Reid. The executive producers are Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Michael Gracey, Claudia Schiffer, and Brian Oliver.