In appearance, he has not the folly of Elton John, Taron Engerton shows that he could have become in spite of everything a great singer. In a new video, the young british actor, soon to be hero reborn of Rocket Man, is particularly persuasive in interpreting the song and who signs the film, created by Sir Elton Hercules John in 1972.

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After the outstanding performance of Rami Malek in the skin of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Taron Egerton is expected in turn to embody Elton John. As in the case of the actor, recently oscar-winning, future villain of James Bond, it is a soft voice who has interpreted the entirety of the songs of Queen.

In a jumble of images from the film and in the recording studio, Taron Egerton appears just behind a microphone, headphones on the ears. And the magic operates. Although Elton John is inimitable, the benefit of the one who was revealed in Kingsman , charm the ears. The similarity of the voices is quite impressive. The actor was able to use the grain and color the sound of the singer, now aged 72. A feat facilitated without doubt by the duo that the two artists have been offered to the public at a charity event in February.

“It was very important that the music I’ve composed and recorded to be sung by Taron,” says Elton John in an interview relayed by France Info . I wanted that he sings a bit like me, on the words of Bernie Taupin and on my music, not that it is just me mimicking such an actor.”

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Screened in avant-première on 16 may at the Cannes film Festival Out of Competition, Rocket Man will be released in France on may 29. And like the biopic on Freddie Mercury, the long-feature film of Dexter Fletcher will be accompanied by a soundtrack in which will be many titles of Elton John, as Bennie and the Jets , Crocodile Rock , Tiny Dancer or Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word , réimaginés by Giles Martin and reinterpreted by Taron Egerton. Finally, the English actor is offered for the occasion a duet original with Sir Elton John: (I’m gonna) Love me Again .