Taron Egerton and Elton John performed a sensational duet of Tiny Dancer after the 91st Academy Awards.
John accompanied the British actor on the piano during his AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party, while he delivered an electrifying rendition of the 70s pop classic.
The two performers collaborated because Egerton is about to star as the pop icon in the upcoming biopic, Rocketman.
Based on the life of the legendary musician, Rocketman will focus on Elton’s early years in the music industry, his rise at the Royal Academy of Music, and his struggles with fame and drug abuse.
In a recent sneak-peek for the musical drama, producer Giles Martin (the son of Beatles producer George Martin) admitted: “Elton said ‘I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron.’”
Dexter Fletcher, the film’s director, also said: “Taron is actually singing in the film and he’s so convincing. His voice is incredible.”
Egerton previously said of the film: “Everyone thinks it’s a biopic. It isn’t. It’s a fantasy musical so it’s actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He’s not the only character that sings. It’s going to be fun.”
Producer Matthew Vaughn, who worked alongside Egerton on the Kingsman films, told The Hollywood Reporter: “This film is going to make people’s jaws hit the ground. Elton just said, ‘Tell it all. Go as R-rated as you need to’.
“And we do just that, with his blessing. The flaws and the genius are all there.”
Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard. Watch the trailer below.