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, which took place on Sunday, February 24th, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, was generously supported by Presenting Sponsors IMDb and Neuro Drinks. For more information about the Elton John AIDS Foundation, visit EJAF.org or follow @EJAF.
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 John’s songs. Only agreeing to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, “Tiny Dancer.”