Elton John’s Emotional Farewell Salute: 5 Moments That’ll Make You Swoon

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By: Cassarah Coffey | Kristina Guerrero Posted: 6:59 PM, Apr 10, 2018

Grab some Kleenex and get ready to bawl! Elton john is kicking off his farewell tour in style on April 10 – with a Grammy salute on CBS that's jam-packed with superstars! Here are some of the top bitter-sweet moments to look out for.


1. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had last year's biggest hit with "Shape of You", so it's only fitting that he sings Elton John's best-selling single of all time “Candle in the Wind”. He’s also breathing new life into it on Elton’s new album called Revamp.


2. Lady Gaga

Next our list is lady you know is inspired by the “rocket man”: Lady Gaga! The godmother to Elton’s kids takes on "Your Song" again after performing it as a mashup with the legend at the 2010 Grammys. This time though Gaga goes solo and gives it a bedazzling rendition – outfit and glasses included!


3. John Legend

The next superstar honoring Elton is the one who just played Jesus Christ Superstar: John Legend! John and Elton share a bond, as both are only missing an Emmy to join the “Ego Club” people with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Maybe that can happen with this CBS special and Legend's rendition of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me".


4. Little Big Town

Country legends are also taking the stage to honor Elton, with Little Big Town coming in at number four on our list. The country group is putting their twangy spin on the 1972 hit “Rocket Man.” Not only did they take the stage to honor Elton, but their rendition of the song is also part of a tribute album to him and his writing partner Bernie Taupin called “Restoration”.


5. Elton John

Finally, it wouldn't be a tribute special without the man himself. The piano man is embarking on his farewell tour soon but, obviously still has his chops.  Here he takes the stage to perform some of his biggest hits including “Bennie and the Jets” and “I’m Still Standing” with some help from his friends.


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