Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. paid tribute to Elton John throughout Thursday evening’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, and the legendary singer himself imparted just a few phrases of knowledge previous to the efficiency. “Chill out, I am so glad and appreciative that they are doing it,” John stated in a pre-show interview with Elvis Duran. In spite of everything, they had been every handpicked by John for the efficiency.
H.E.R. kicked issues off taking part in piano and guitar for “Bennie and the Jets,” even getting a response out of John who could possibly be seen yelling, “YES!” Carlile then mellowed issues out with fan-favorite “Do not Let the Solar Go Down on Me.” Lastly, Lovato gave it their all and received John to affix in for “I am Nonetheless Standing.”
Coldplay’s Chris Martin launched the medley in a purposefully chaotic speech about John and his well-known songs, specifically “Uptown Lady” and “I Simply Known as to Say I Love You.” (In case you are questioning, that was a joke “made” by the teleprompter operator since Billy Joel sang “Uptown Lady” and Stevie Surprise sang “I Simply Known as to Say I Love You.”) Following the efficiency, Lil Nas X additionally honored John, describing him as a “trailblazer to those that reside their lives freely and unapologetically.” John returned the praise in his acceptance speech, saying, “A particular because of Lil Nas X, as a result of he is an excellent artist and has balls of metal!”
You’ll be able to see highlights from the tribute efficiency and John’s speech forward.