Elton Sings To 'His Angel,' Whitney Houston
Elton John's Candle in the Wind has become the touchstone musical tribute for all gone-too-soon stars, but at his Million Dollar Piano Performance at Caesars Las Vegas last night, Elton dedicated a different ditty to the late, great Whitney Houston.
"This is a sad day today. Most of you must know by now that Whitney Houston passed away today. All I want to talk about is her music," Elton told the crowd before regaling them with a story about falling into a YouTube black hole of brilliance, clicking one Whitney video after another.
"You forget, with all the troubles she went through, how incredibly brilliant this woman was. She could sing Porgy & Bess, she could sing gospel, she could sing I Will Always Love You and make you cry. She was the most beautiful woman I've ever seen."
Elton then dedicated his touching ode, Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me, to "My dearest, gorgeous, lovely angel." Watch!