Last night’s star-studded Grammy Awards took New York City—and social media—by storm. “Music’s biggest night” lived up to its title with incredible performances from the top artists in the industry, including a few duets that paired up musicians we’d normally never expect to share a stage.
John doesn’t need anyone else on stage to bring the house down. But, like he did with Ed Sheeran in 2013, he clearly has no problem teaming up with other talented artists for special Grammy performances. He began last night’s performance playing the piano and singing “Tiny Dancer'” solo. Then, John, 70, announced Cyrus, 25, who joined him on stage for the second verse of the legendary piano ballad.
After the last note, the crowd inside Madison Square Garden erupted in cheers and applause. John and Cyrus embraced and took a bow together to a standing ovation. Viewers watching from home seemed equally impressed with the duet, especially Cyrus’s vocals.
The outfits worn by both performers were almost as impressive as their vocals. Cyrus looked like a modern princess, wearing a stunning red ball gown by Zac Posen. Even more eye catching was John’s embellished tux featuring starbursts of sequins. In fact, red sequins spelled out Elton on the jacket. He also accessorized with a strand of pearls and signature bedazzled sunglasses.
If you watched the performance you may have also noticed the single white rose lying on John’s piano. The rose was a sign of support for the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. Other Grammy Awards attendees also wore white roses to show their solidarity.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) January 29, 2018