As if we needed any further proof that Taron Egerton is going to nail his performance as Elton John in the upcoming Rocketman biopic, he took to the stage with the man himself at the AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

This performance follows our a sneak peek at Taron recording Tiny Dancer for Rocketman last week, as well as a brand new trailer which showcased his singing capabilities.

 

Rocketman soars into UK cinemas 24th May 2019

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton perform onstage during the 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb and Neuro Drinks celebrating EJAF and the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for EJAF)

 

“Based on a true fantasy, 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.”

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard
Release Date: 24th May 2019