It took a town to greet Elton John at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday, as SHE, Brandy Carlyle AND the Demi Lovato took the stage sequentially to sing to the maestro lovingly, with several testimonials before and after Lil Nas X Coldplay Chris Martin.
Lovato, singing “I’m Still Standing,” was the only one of the three assorted models to wear Elton-style sunglasses, even though Carlisle, who wasn’t blonde before, was sporting her own new look because she attached the message “Don’t let the sun go down on me”. SHE began the salute by inevitably playing piano and guitar on “Bennie and the Jets,” as John and David Furnish watched and sang throughout the exclusive banquet on stage.
Martin set the salute in motion with a whimpering comic premise. “I got into a very tough fight with the guy who was handling the scorer,” the Coldplay captain said sarcastically, “I don’t know anything about Elton John,” and he would count on the generosity of the man who handled the pass. This was followed by intersecting lines such as: “Elton John was born in the United States, and he and his assistant, Bernie Sanders, worked together in an apartment furnished by David. Martin identified John as the writer of “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” and said he had failed to be an actor, “but it spawned a great song called” Still Stop. ” His comedy series revolves around saying he was a fan of the “romance” in John’s catalog, “especially the one he wrote for her husband’s parents,” Don’t let your son fall on me.
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After the musical performance, Lil Nas X took a more serious approach, saying, “For me he is a pioneer for those who live their lives freely and unapologetically.”
John responded to the compliment by saying, “Special thanks to Lil Nas X, because he is a great artist and has balls of steel!”
John didn’t go so far as to say that the sun had set on him, but he did say so in his speech. “I spent my time in the sun,” while adding, “I’m glad people are still playing my records and I love it.” He said in honor of Radio itself: “This is where you listen to things, where you discover things… When I do my (Internet radio) shows I try to promote young artists… John Sykes and I have been friends for about 40 years, and he has always tried to promote young artists as well ”.
John noted that the outing feels special because it has been “a gloomy year,” but the ebb of depression didn’t stop him from joking, especially when he got the tip that his talk was too long for two narrow hours on Fox. Telcast.
They said, “Please finish. Well, I’m wearing a coat and I don’t want to wear another coat, ”he said.