It is a big call to say that Taron Egerton and Elton John‘s latest duet rivals that of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscars performance, but when it comes down to it, the effect was similar; intensely heartwarming and in this case, historically iconic.
Overnight, the Rocketman star joined Elton John during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Hove, UK. Making up the 95th show in the long and widely-celebrated tour, Egerton was the first guest on the worldwide journey, following the incredibly successful premiere of Rocketman just weeks before. John donned an embellished floral gown and sunglasses – synonymous with his past looks – while similarly, Egerton boasted tinted sunglasses as well as a pride t-shirt.
What a show in Brighton just now at @SussexCCC ❤️ @TaronEgerton, thank you for joining me onstage tonight. We've shared so many moments during the filming and release of #Rocketman and singing 'Your Song' with you this evening is another I'll always cherish.
Elton xx pic.twitter.com/nS0mnqfqGX
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) June 9, 2019
“There’s a film out called ‘Rocketman’, and I haven’t had a guest on any of the shows in this Farewell Yellow Brick Tour,” John told the crowd. “But tonight, I’m going to bring out me. I’m going to bring out the guy who plays me. I’m going to bring out Taron Egerton!”
Perhaps his most revered hit, the Rock/Blues icon led ‘Your Song’ on the piano while the 29-year-old followed with his now-celebrated voice. While the duet was pitch-perfect, it was the heartwarming friendship between John and Egerton that rang true throughout the entirety of the performance as the two stars continued to look back at each other. In the past, John has said there is no one better to play him than the young actor and last night was proof of the incredible bond they now share.
And it isn’t the first time they’ve shared the stage together. During the world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the pair played a short rendition of ‘Rocketman’.
If you haven’t seen it already, Rocketman is now in cinemas. In the meantime, tune into the duet below.