Rocketman Cannes Premiere Gets Surprise Elton John & Taron Egerton Duet

Taron Egerton as Elton John Richard Madden as John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila in Rocketman

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Sporting a sequined "EJ" rocket on his lapel, Elton John beamed his way down the Cannes red carpet on Thursday to see the premiere of his own biopic - "Rocketman".

But it also celebrates some of John's enduring friendships, including with Bernie Taupin, who penned the lyrics to his greatest hits, including "Your Song", which helped propel the singer into superstardom.

Another three-star review, this time from the Independent, praised Egerton's performance, saying he excels in the role of Sir Elton.

Rocketman is the "first major studio film to depict gay male sex", according to The Hollywood Reporter, which describes "multiple scenes that included men kissing, simulated oral sex and a steamy bedroom scene with both Egerton and Madden unclothed".

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Srikkanth, one of the big stars of India's first-ever World Cup triumph in 1983, told The Hindu here on Friday evening. The team is full of free-flowing batsmen, and each of them is a match-winner on their own.

"This has been a very emotional night for me".

John previously said that he believes it was important that Egerton sung in the movie, and that he's satisfied with the results: "It was so important that the music I composed and recorded had to be sung by Taron". I think he may be right. "The thing is, I didn't want to live the rest of my life like that and I wanted to become a good person - the person that I never knew".

"I sang "Your Song" to get into RADA and then obviously I sand "I'm Still Standing" in "Sing", Egerton said, referring to London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art".

Egerton also performs all the songs himself in "Rocketman". The other features the story of one man and his music, along with his personal struggles with addiction and fame.

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