Thursday, April 22, 2010
Elton Sings "Your Song" on American Idol
Elton John, whose last major television performance was a duet with Lady GaGa during the Grammys in February, appeared on American Idol tonight as part of “Idol Gives Back” and performed his classic hit “Your Song” on a red piano. Despite speculation that he might have a high profile duet partner for the evening, his performance was a solo affair.
John founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation nearly two decades ago and appeared on Idol as part of a collaborative charity effort. “HIV is not a life threatening disease anymore,” John said of the evolving treatment capacity regarding the disease, and encouraged everyone to get tested for the disease.