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Elton John hosts epic, star-studded Zoom call


Sir Elton John has hosted one epic, star-studded Zoom call.

The video, shared to YouTube on Wednesday morning, features a who’s who of the music industry dialling in for a quick catch up with the recently honoured singer.

Members from Aussie dance music trio Pnau popped up alongside the likes of Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Olly Alexander, Eddie Vedder, Charlie Puth, Lil Nas X and Young Thug.

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Elton John hosts epic, star-studded Zoom call with Pnau, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Olly Alexander, Lil Nas X and Young Thug, among others.
Elton John hosts epic, star-studded Zoom call with Pnau, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Olly Alexander, Lil Nas X and Young Thug, among others. (Supplied/Rocket Entertainment Group / AKQA)

The clip promotes the singer-songwriter’s latest collaboration album The Lockdown Sessions.

The first track off the album, ‘Cold Heart (Pnau remix)’, featuring Dua Lipa, continues to dominate the ARIA charts, remaining at No.1 for yet another week, after 18 weeks on the Aussie charts.

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The Zoom call has a comical start with technical troubles across the board — including blurry cameras, bad signals and background noise — something many of us can relate to after almost two years of virtual meetings.

“Can you guys hear me,” Nicki Minaj asks, while Jimmie Allen has to tell Colin Padalecki (from the band Surfaces) that he’s on mute and Young Thug says: “my WiFi is not working – can you see me?”

Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa and Elton John on the Zoom call
The Zoom call has a comical start with technical troubles across the board — including blurry cameras, bad signals and background noises to apologise for (YouTube/EltonJohn)
Aussies Pnau on the Elton John Zoom call
Aussie dance sensation Pnau, who remixed the Cold Heart single, featuring Dua Lipa on The Lockdown Sessions, were also on the call (YouTube/EltonJohn)

Sam Lewis has his mum call out to him for dinner, while Ollie Alexander uses a cat filter over his face.

“Ollie, I think I prefer you as the cat,” Sir Elton jokes.

Ed Sheeran makes a scene-stealing cameo at the end as Sir Elton feigns being annoyed at the singer for turning up in person.

“But now you’re here, suppose I could squeeze you in… as is my want,” Sir Elton tells him.

Ed Sheeran made a special scene stealing appearance at the end
Ed Sheeran makes a scene-stealing cameo at the end, with Sir Elton feigning being annoyed at the singer for turning up in person after the call ends (YouTube/EltonJohn)
Ed Sheeran made a special scene stealing appearance at the end
The two British singers currently have a Christmas song out together, which hit the top of the UK charts (YouTube/EltonJohn)

Sheeran gives a cheeky smile and sits beside the singer, saying “Merry Christmas everyone”.

The two British singers have a Christmas song out together, called ‘Merry Christmas’, which hit the top of the UK charts.

The proceeds are going to Sheeran’s Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation during this year’s Christmas period.

Sir Elton is set to hit the road again in the new year, resuming his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in the US after hip surgery.

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