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Watch Taron Egerton Belt Out Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’

Watch Taron Egerton Belt Out Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’

Watch Taron Egerton Belt Out Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’

Egerton stars as the musical icon in this month’s ‘Rocketman.’

We're weeks away from the release of Elton John biopic Rocketman and while we've seen star Taron Egerton duet with the rocket man himself, we haven't heard him actually show off his pipes -- until now.

On Wednesday, Rocketman released a music video of its title track, with scenes from the film interspersed with footage of Egerton singing in the studio.

"It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through Bernie's lyrics & my music - not just acting," John said in a statement. "I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he's brilliant. I didn't want to be in Taron's shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I've been astonished with the results."

Martin previously said that John told him, "'I don't think I've heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron.'" Obviously John's voice is singular, but based on this video Egerton is doing the musical legend justice -- I certainly don't remember Rami Malek belting out any of Freddie Mercury's notes this well.

Rocketman is said to be less of a straight-up biopic than Bohemian Rhapsody and more of a fantastical musical with full production numbers, possibly similar to Across the Universe.

Rocketman is in theaters May 31.

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