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Elton John & YouTube Had A Contest...

To create "New" Videos for 3 Elton John Classics!

May 24, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival, held every year in France, is a preview showcase for new, original, compelling, and unique films and documentaries. This year, the festival also included the winning entries for a contest that was co-sponsored by YouTube and ELTON JOHN, along with his long-time lyricist/collaborator, BERNIE TAUPIN.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the duo's musical partnership, a competition was initiated to create new videos for 3 of Elton's most well-known and beloved songs: "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," & "Bennie & The Jets." 

In his first public appearance since an illness sidelined him back in April, ELTON was on hand for the event to announce the winning entries and was in awe at both the videos and the overall process. 

The winners were: Majid Adin's animated "Rocket Man," Director Jack Whitley and choreographer Laura Brownhill for "Bennie & The Jets," and Max Weiland for the "Tiny Dancer" video.