At some point in his career, Sir Elton assumed the role of big-name guest (accompanying stars, instead of performing in his own right). Last year, it was Lady Gaga—this year Sir Elton handpicked young British singer-songwriter Sheeran to perform alongside him. Sir Elton, clad in sparkly blue blazer and matching glasses, sang the opening verses of Sheeran’s “The A-Team” before letting Ed join in. The performance was fine, but slightly underwhelming.
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