This year’s Grammy Awards celebration had its share of memorable moments, but Miley Cyrus and Elton John may have given fans a truly unforgettable moment. As he has often done in past years, Elton John performed with a younger artist, this time choosing Ms. Cyrus to help him sing one of his greatest hits, “Tiny Dancer” live at the Grammys.
Elton John was Honored at the 2018 Grammys
Although the celebrated artist probably would have taken the stage to perform anyway, he was on hand to receive the Recording Academy president’s merit award. Elton, along with Bernie Taupin, his writing partner, were honored with the award in recognition of Elton’s long musical career.
Later, Miley Cyrus joined Elton John on stage to sing “Tiny Dancer” for an appreciative crowd. While the performance was a big hit with audiences, it was Miley herself who seemed the most pleased with the experience. In a tweet, Cyrus thanked Mr. John for the opportunity and said that the years she had known the veteran artist have deeply impacted her life.
Miley added that Elton John has always been an inspiration to her and that it’s his spirit that keeps her striving to achieve her own dreams.
Elton John Gushed Over his Duet with Miley Cyrus
Upon seeing the tweet from Ms. Cyrus, Elton John responded in kind. He shared a photo of Miley and himself posing together, commenting that he felt equally honored to share the stage with someone of Cyrus’ musical talent. He said she was “terrific” in both her demeanor and her performance.
Commenting more specifically on the duet performance of “Tiny Dancer,” Elton added that Miley was “gorgeous” in her red gown. He closed his comments by expressing his love and adoration for Miley Cyrus.
See Elton John and Miley Cyrus perform “Tiny Dancer” here: