It’s already off to the damn races for the 2020 Oscars, and Elton John helped Taron Egerton launch his campaign to become Rami Malek 2.0 last night. Elton always throws a big Oscars bash since it’s his annual big dick contest with Madonna and her own Oscars bash. Taron, who is playing Elton in the upcoming Rocketman, actually sang “Tiny Dancer” at Elton’s party, and El was more than happy to oblige since Madge and Gaga’s publicity stunt couldn’t DARE be the news of the night.
Entertainment Weekly says Taron and Elton took to the stage during the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party, and that’s partly because Taron is playing Elton in Rocketman. There was an auction to the London premiere of the movie, in a TOTALLY unplanned move, Taron was asked to sing an Elton song. Taron said he’d sing one of Elton’s songs only if Elton joined him on stage.
OK, to be fair, Taron kinda kills it while he’s singing. I know this is a fact because Elton doesn’t join in until the end of the song. You know if Taron had fucked up a note, Elton would have barked at him to get the F off the stage so a proper singer could do it justice. The only thing Elton is here for more than dragging someone in public with his caustic queen self is nailing a performance.
Despite initial reports that Taron is on peen patrol, he has since claimed he’s not gay himself – just friends with gays. Elton clearly didn’t get that memo because he has the same look of ravenous glee he gets whenever Madge shows up to ruin an awards show with her live vocals.
Here’s the STARS (Judith Light and Christina Hendricks) and the nobodies (Parasite Hilton, etc) who watched Taron and Elton’s duet last night: