Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Elton to Perform at George Michael's Funeral?, Memorial Concert?, The Grammys?
It's believed the singer could pay tribute to his close pal by performing a poignant version of their 1991 hit Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.
Insiders told the Daily Star that Sir Elton will mirror his moving performance at Princess Diana's funeral.
The star moved the nation to tears in 1997 when he sang a special version of Candle In The Wind at the service at Westminster Abbey.
The insider said: "There will be so many mourners and friends. It will be the biggest funeral since George's mate Di's.
"Elton will sing as he did for Diana's funeral as a final farewell."
With the Grammys coming up in just a few weeks, tributes for the musical icons who passed in the last year are being planned.
“The Grammys are looking to do many things for all the music artists that were lost in 2016, but George Michael is one who will get a separate tribute”. “They are reaching out to Elton John, among others, to do something for him on the show.”
Besides Elton, George is also close with singers like Madonna, among others, and he was friends with Grammys host, James Corden, so there’s a lot for producers to work with here.
- Hollywood life
Popstars including Elton John, Bob Geldof and Mariah Carey are considering plans to hold a memorial concert to George Michael, it was reported today.
A host of the Wham! singer's friends in the music industry are looking at teaming up for a charity event aimed at raising money for the causes Michael supported during his life.
Sir Elton and Geldof performed alongside Michael in the Live Aid event, which raised millions for famine relief in Africa in 1985.
Though not on the same scale, it is said star's friends want to give him a good 'send off' and pay tribute to him as a performer and artist.
Fellow Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley and Aretha Franklin are also reportedly interested in taking part.
A source told The Sun: 'It's early stages yet... it's likely to be in the form of a memorial concert and to raise money for the causes close to George's heart including nurses and LBGT rights.'
- Daily Mail