Elton John “blown away” after watching students’ ‘I’m Still Standing’ cover

watch 19/06/2020

A cover of Elton John's 1983 hit 'I'm Still Standing' has left the superstar "blown away".

The cover was recorded by UK school student's during lockdown and was sent to Elton via musician Ron Sexsmith, prompting John to say it had “really cheered me up” in a personal message.

In the video, Sir Elton said: "I watched it three times in a row because I couldn’t believe how good you sang and played it."

"You did something brilliant and made a brilliant version of I’m Still Standing."

"I hope you all have a great career and music plays a big part in it because you have certainly got talent."

He also promised that the students would be guests at a future UK show when live music commences again.

Teacher Ben Millington said: "I just couldn’t believe it when I received contact from Sir Elton."