Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx have been making the rounds to promote their new film, “Robin Hood”; Tuesday saw the duo drop by New York’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show.
After some discussion of the flick about the legendary British noble who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, Sway and his morning show crew wanted to know about “Rocketman”, the upcoming rock biopic in which Egerton will portray Elton John.
“Can I hear you sing Elton John?” Sway asks his guest, who seems momentarily taken aback by the request but quickly breaks into a pitch-perfect impression of Sir Elton, performing his 1970 hit “Your Song”.
The verdict: It’s a little bit funny… how much Egerton sounds like the flamboyant rock icon. Listen for yourself above, with Egerton’s singing taking place just after the 9:50 mark.
“Rocketman” is scheduled to hit theatres May 17, 2019.