The much-anticipated Elton John biopic, Rocketman, premiered at Cannes film festival on Thursday night (May 16), and the after-party on Carlton Beach had some special musical performances.
According to Variety, the legend sat down at the piano and delivered a rendition of “I’m Still Standing,” and the tune’s music video for was shot on the same beach in 1983.
John then brought Taron Egerton, who portrays him in the film, onstage for a touching performance of “Rocketman.” “When I watch the movie, I don’t see an actor,” John said, according to Variety. “I see myself. And that is an extraordinary thing for an actor to do. He has given a million percent of him in this performance.”
Watch a snippet of the performance via a Twitter video below.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 16, 2019