Elton John and Taron Egerton Perform Together at ‘Rocketman’ Screening

Elton John is a music legend. And Taron Egerton is a talented actor. Put them together and you’ve got something magical.

That’s most likely what many fans of both men were thinking when they were treated to a performance after a very special screening of Rocketman. As you might know already, Taron Egerton portrayed Elton John in Rocketman. He gave a brilliant performance. Many moviegoers likely felt that they were really watching a younger Elton John.

The screening was a sight to see

Elton John and Taron Egerton taking a bow after their performance
Elton John and Taron Egerton performing together | Rich Fury/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

According to CNN, the screening was an event not to be missed. Moviegoers went to the Greek Theater for the show. The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra played “live-to-picture” all of the songs from the movie. According to Elton John himself, he could “think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life.”

Of course, it makes sense. Los Angeles is home to many stars. John himself has a house there. And parts of Rocketman take place in said house.

So it definitely works to have the screening there. And fans were really in for a treat with a performance by the talented pair pictured above.

What songs did the duo perform?

The two sang “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” a song that they recorded for the movie’s soundtrack. It was the first time either of them had sung it live. It must have been nerve-wracking, but we’re sure both performers handled it well. Elton John, being who he is, is probably used to it by now.

Taron Egerton may not be as famous as the music legend, but he is a good actor and probably knows how to keep calm on stage. Egerton and John were joined later on by Bryce Dallas Howard, who portrayed Elton’s mother in the movie, and Bernie Taupin. Bernie Taupin is most known for his long musical partnership with Elton John, as he writes the singer’s lyrics.

After being joined by the rest of their friends, they treated the audience to a special rendition of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me.”

What’s next for Elton John and Taron Egerton?

Currently, Elton John is on tour. It is his last tour before he retires to spend more time with his family. He also released a memoir called Me, which was published on the 15th of October

As for Taron Egerton, he is currently lending his voice talents to the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which is streaming now. He also has a short film called Glimpse coming out in 2020. In 2021, he will be voicing Johnny in Sing 2.

Elton John and Taron Egerton became friends through the process of filming Rocketman. Hopefully, they will remain friends for a long time. And we know that both of them will continue to delight fans with their creative ventures.

Everyone knows of Elton John. And perhaps one day Taron Egerton will also be a name that everyone will know. He would certainly deserve it since he is a very talented actor.

Elton John and Taron Egerton work so well together, and hopefully fans will get to see them do so a few more times. If not, there’s always the performances that are already out there for fans to enjoy. We hope to see more of this dynamic duo.