According to David, Elton was “blown away” when he initially heard Taron’s vocal talents. “Elton was like, ‘It can’t get any better for me,'” he said to THR. Since filming, Taron has revealed that he and Elton have even become friends.
Last week, Elton hosted an afterparty following the movie’s premiere at Cannes Film Festival, and gifted audiences with a live performance of “Rocket Man,” accompanied by Taron. The duet showed off the actor’s range, and is just another reason why we’re going to fall in love not only with Taron’s voice, but his performance.
Call the Academy, an Oscar may be in this man’s future.