Anyone who wonders if Elton John approves of Taron Egerton's nomination in the upcoming Rocketman biopic has received overwhelming confirmation when the two men shared the stage for a memorable performance of "Tiny Dancer" on Sunday night.
While the star of the movie "Kingsman" sang the words of the beloved ballad and John at the piano, the duo proved just how much the British actor was the perfect choice to play the five-time Grammy winner.
This beautiful moment took place at the 27th Elton John AIDS Foundation Foundation Oscars, at a live auction held for the world premiere of "Rocketman" in London.
Egerton was brought from the dinner table on the stage to prepare for the exclusive experience and was then invited to perform one of the film's hit songs.
"But I need someone to play the piano. Is there a pianist in the house? He asked the audience. Cue John, who came to join Egerton on the ivories, causing a standing ovation of surprised guests.
Egerton discussed the scene with John after the end of the song, wearing a pair of oversized glasses and strangely resembling the original Reginald Dwight.
Elton took on the role of accompaniment pianist later in the night, when he performed "Daniel" during the catchy evening The Killers.
The annual Oscars Gala, hosted by John and David Furnish, raised more than $ 6.3 million on Sunday for the global effort to fight AIDS. The auction also featured a Yahama piano signed and played by John during the 20th anniversary concert of the "Lion King", studio sessions for the "Devil Wears Prada Musical" in Las Vegas and Toronto, as well as at the Academy Awards screening night.
Egerton and Jamie Bell, stars of Rocketman, and Dexter Fletcher, director, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mädchen Amick, Patricia Arquette, Alina Baikova, Jamie Bell, Thora Birch, Chad Buchanan, Candace Bushnell, Charlie Carver and Kristin Chenoweth, Erika Christensen, Chris Colfer , Chace Crawford, Terry Crews, Heidi Klum, Caitlyn Jenner, Lindsey Vonn, Gus Kenworthy and Rumer Willis.
"Rocketman" is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's defining years. The film follows the fantastic journey of transforming the timid prodigy of piano Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. On John's most beloved songs, he tells how a boy from a small town has become one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The film also stars Richard Madden, John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard.
"Rocketman" arrives in theaters on May 31st.