The 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish raised over $6.3 million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, took place last night at West Hollywood Park in L.A.
During the auction lot for Rocketman: an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John, Alexander Gilkes welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film.
Following a short preview of the trailer and a round of bidding on a trip to the London premiere of the film, the audience was taken by surprise when Gilkes asked Taron to sing one of Elton’s songs. Taron only agreed to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched on THE man on keys, while Taron belted out one of his most beloved ballads, Tiny Dancer.
Rocketman opens in theaters May 31, 2019
(Photo, courtesy the Elton John AIDS Foundation)