We’re still glowing from the magic that was Bohemian Rhapsody but 2019 might have something even more special in store for music fans.

Dexter Fletcher, the same director who stepped in to save the troubledBohemian Rhapsody production, is behind Rocketman, which is being described as an “unconventional” take on the rise of Elton John’s music career.

Back in November, we got a taste of what the movie might be like with this viral commercial highlighting some of Elton John’s career milestones. That came right on the heels of the teaser trailer for the film.


But the best evidence yet for the film’s potential came in a real-life performance over the weekend.

As Slashfilm pointed out, while Remi Malek was being celebrated for mostly lip-syncing his way throughBohemian Rhapsody, fellow actor Taron Egerton has learned to sing in an eerily perfect imitation of Elton John for Rocketman.

Things got really incredible on Sunday when John hosted his annual fundraiser for HIV/AIDS research.

Youcan support the Elton John AIDS Foundation here.

Egerton was there in support and was asked to step up and deliver a performance of Elton John’s classic song “Tiny Dancer.” He agreed but on one condition: Only if Elton joined him on piano. The legendary musician agreed and magic ensued.

Seriously, this is amazing.

But think how strangely wonderful it must have been for Elton John himself, literally singing with someone who is a dead ringer for him, at least in vocal performance:

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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