He's a legendary performer, and tonight he'll be joined by a TON of star power as CBS TV will air a tribute concert to the Rocket Man himself. We've rounded up a few previews of the show, and it is safe to say that there will be some EPIC performances during the telecast.
TOMORROW, watch @SZA and @ShawnMendes perform "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" on the tribute special "Elton John: I'm Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute."— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) April 9, 2018
Tune in to @CBS at 9–11 p.m., ET/PT! #EltonSalute pic.twitter.com/3WPfkgU8Ju
Country music's Little Big Town will perform a powerful cover of "Rocket Man"," and we're quite excited to see it:
We'll be singing along with @LittleBigTown when they perform "Rocket Man" during the tribute special "Elton John: I'm Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute."— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) April 9, 2018
Watch the special when it airs TOMORROW at 9p.m., ET/PT on @CBS! #EltonSalute pic.twitter.com/anM5jsg7NH
Ed Sheeran has the daunting task of covering the iconic track, "Candle In the Wind," during tonight's show, but he says it wasn't that nerve wracking to perform the song in front of the legend himself:
Watch @EdSheeran get candid on why he felt comfortable performing for his friend, @EltonOfficial.— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) April 8, 2018
Watch him perform "Candle In The Wind" when "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" airs April 10 at 9p.m., ET/PT on @CBS! #EltonSalute pic.twitter.com/c02z1zNsoB
We also have a preview of Kesha performing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" ahead of tonight's program. "That was insane, having Elton John just watch me perform one of his most famous songs ever," Kesha said.
"That was insane, having @EltonOfficial just watch me perform one of his most famous songs ever." - @KeshaRose— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) April 10, 2018
Tune in to "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" TODAY at 9 p.m. ET/PT on @CBS to watch her performance of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." #EltonSalute pic.twitter.com/AAKlPDX2OO
CBS will air Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute tonight at 9 pm ET/PT. The concert was recorded in January.
Here's a look at the list of planned performances that we'll see tonight on TV:
- "The Bitch Is Back" — Miley Cyrus
- "Candle In The Wind" — Ed Sheeran
- "Daniel" — Sam Smith
- "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" — Alessia Cara
- "Your Song" — Lady Gaga
- "Rocket Man" — Little Big Town
- "Border Song" — Christopher Jackson & Valerie Simpson
- "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" — SZA & Shawn Mendes
- "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" — Maren Morris
- "We All Fall In Love Sometimes" — Chris Martin
- "My Father's Gun" — Miranda Lambert
- "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" — Kesha
- "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" — John Legend
- "Bennie And The Jets" — Elton John
- "Philadelphia Freedom" — Elton John
- "I'm Still Standing" — Elton John & Ensemble
In addition, there will be special appearances by Jon Batiste, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Gayle King, Lucy Liu, Valerie Simpson, and Hailee Steinfeld.
Elton, of course, is busy gearing up for a massive farewell tour. The 70-year-old super star will embark on the Farewell Yellowbrick Road Tour this fall. It will kick off on September 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The tour, which will zigzag across the globe, has more than 300 dates scheduled over the course of the next three years.