Check out Taron Egerton and Elton John performing a duet of “Tiny Dancer.”
Egerton plays renowned popstar Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, which has him actually singing the tracks. A recent featurette released for the film showcased the Kingsman actor’s singing and had some glowing comments from the crew. “Elton John said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,'” producer Giles Martin said in that promo piece, and it sure looks like they’re in good hands, at least vocally, with Taron.
During the auction lot for Rocketman, following a short preview of the trailer and a round of 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’s songs. Taron agreed, but only if Elton played the piano. It’s bound to be a stand-out moment in the actor’s life. Watch the video below.
Rocketman, also starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, arrives in Australia on May 30 and hits the US on May 31.
Official synopsis for Rocketman:
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. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.