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Elton John invites fans to his first ever £$20 VIRTUAL Academy Awards bash

He has been hosting his famed Oscars viewing parties since 1992.

And although it is usually one of the hottest tickets in town, this year Elton John has opened up the experience to everyone for the price of $19.99 (£14.99).

Ahead of Sunday’s annual Academy Awards ceremony – celebrating the best and brightest in film – Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok.

Come along! Elton John has opened up his Oscars viewing party to everyone for the price of $19.99 (£14.99) as he hosts his first ever virtual event

During a fun video on his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the globe by posing in a dressing gown and slippers while asking people if they were bored of lockdown.

Elton, who was joined by his husband David Furnish in the video, then clicked his fingers and was suddenly dressed in an elaborate floral suit as he invited his followers along to the virtual viewing.

Revealing what was on on offer to fans, Elton explained it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and would include a stripped back performance from Dua Lipa.

Covid times: Ahead of Sunday's annual Academy Awards ceremony - celebrating the best and brightest in film - Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok

Covid times: Ahead of Sunday’s annual Academy Awards ceremony – celebrating the best and brightest in film – Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok

It is believed that there are other names still yet to be announced for the virtual line-up ahead of the event on April 25, the proceeds of which will support Elton’s AIDS Foundation.

Elton explained: ‘This year, we are bringing our Oscar Party into people’s homes for the first time virtually for an unforgettable evening with David, myself, our dear friend Neil Patrick Harris and the incredible Dua Lipa plus many fabulous surprise names. 

‘Now more than ever, we need to ensure that one pandemic does not override another, and we cannot forget the 38 million people living with HIV globally who need our care, love and support so we hope everyone joins us for this special one of a kind Oscar Pre-Party.’  

Ha! During a fun video on his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the globe by posing in a dressing gown and slippers while asking people if they were bored of lockdown

Switching it up: Elton, who was joined by his husband David Furnish in the video, then clicked his fingers and was suddenly dressed in an elaborate floral suit as he invited his followers along to the virtual viewing

Ha! During a fun video on his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the globe by posing in a dressing gown and slippers while asking people if they were bored of lockdown

Star-studded: Revealing what was on on offer to fans, Elton explained it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and would include a stripped back performance from Dua Lipa

Star-studded: Revealing what was on on offer to fans, Elton explained it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and would include a stripped back performance from Dua Lipa

Since the annual event’s inception, The Academy Awards Viewing Party has supported his charities’ efforts to raise millions for their lifesaving work. 

With its presence across four continents, the Foundation is committed to overcome the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keeps us from ending AIDS.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in unimaginable ways, but the Foundation is committed to ensure that one pandemic does not override another. 

To bring the event globally, the Pre-Party Special will be hosted four times to meet the different time zones of a region’s broadcast of the Oscars: 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET on April 25 in the U.S.

7 PM GMT on April 26 in the U.K.; 7 PM AEST on April 26 in Australia and New Zealand; and an optional repeat at 7 PM PT on April 26 in the U.S.

Charity: It is believed that there are other names still yet to be announced for the virtual line-up ahead of the event on April 25, the proceeds of which will support Elton's AIDS Foundation

Charity: It is believed that there are other names still yet to be announced for the virtual line-up ahead of the event on April 25, the proceeds of which will support Elton’s AIDS Foundation

In each region their are 100,000 spots available, meaning the event could raise up to $8million for the Foundation. 

Speaking about her involvement, Dua said: ‘It’s such an honour to be a part of one of the most iconic Oscar Parties and I’m really proud to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help tackle the stigma that exists around HIV as we need to build a kinder and more accepting world together. 

‘And to share the stage with Elton John will be a dream come true!’ 

While Neil said: ‘I’ve always been a huge supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and could not be more honored to host this year’s virtual gala with my close friends Elton and David.

‘Coming off the back of working on ‘It’s a Sin’ about the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, this cause resonates more deeply with me than ever. 

‘The tireless work done by the Foundation to help end the AIDS epidemic is incredibly inspiring, and I’m proud to have a small part in the effort to continue raising awareness for the movement.’ 

Last year, Elton raised an incredible $6.4 million to help end the AIDS epidemic at his annual Academy Awards viewing party.

Oscar winner Elton – who picked up the Best Original Song prize for I’m Gonna Love Me Again from the Rocketman soundtrack – was joined by a host of famous faces including Heidi Klum and Sharon Stone.

The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation raising millions for their lifesaving work since the party began in 1992.

It works across four continents to provide treatment, testing, care and support to people at risk of or living with HIV, especially marginalised groups that are disproportionately affected.

Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys, and only needs an Emmy to join the elite clubs of EGOTs.

Tickets for the Pre-Show are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

Acclaimed: Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys, and only needs an Emmy to join the elite clubs of EGOTs

Acclaimed: Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys, and only needs an Emmy to join the elite clubs of EGOTs


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