One World: Elton John gives rousing performance of ‘I’m Still Standing’ for coronavirus concert

Music icon performed the hit song on a grand piano in his garden

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 19 April 2020 01:24
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Elton John performs in his garden for One World: Together at home online music event

Sir Elton John put on a rousing performance of his hit song, “I’m Still Standing”, as part of the One World: Together at Home concert.

Performing on a grand piano in his back garden, the legendary artist appeared on excellent form as he paid tribute to the healthcare workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

John, who was introduced by his friends David and Victoria Beckham, was one of a number of major pop stars who took part in the concert, which was organised as a “thank you” to everyone helping to beat Covid-19.

Other artists to take part include Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and her daughter, Lola.

Lady Gaga, who helped to organise the event along with charity Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation, posted a video of herself dancing to Elton John’s performance on her Instagram story.

Earlier on in the concert, she sang a moving rendition of the song “Smile”.

One World: Together at Home included hosting duties by late-night show titans Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.

Actors including Pierce Brosnan, Amy Poehler and Samuel L Jackson issued personal messages of thanks to healthcare workers, as well as everyone practising social distancing and government instructions to stay at home.

See all the highlights from the One World concert here.

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