Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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Neil Patrick Harris On "Crazy Impressive" Nature Of Elton John
If there's anyone who understands the impact of a good song and dance number, look no further than Neil Patrick Harris. That's why it's fitting that the "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" musical actor extraordinaire will be honoring the legacy of Elton John during "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Tribute."
Harris and husband David Burtka took some time backstage during the taping of the exclusive GRAMMY TV special to talk about why John and his husband, David Furnish, have been so important in their lives. Burtka even revealed John was the first person they told they were having children.
"Elton John's been a huge part of both of our lives, not only musically but personally." Harris said. "He and David [Furnish] represent a family dynamic that we share, so we get to spend time together as families and watch their kids grow up."
Beyond their personal connections — the two families have gone on vacations together — Harris also acknowledged John's deep catalog of hits, including "Candle In The Wind," "Rocket Man," "Crocodile Rock," "I'm Still Standing," "Tiny Dancer," and "Your Song," among many others.
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"When you go see his show it's hit after hit, after hit," said Harris about John's patented three-hour sets. "He is crazy impressive to this day. I can't believe he's doing a farewell tour and I'm super honored to be here."
"Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" will feature performances by some of music's biggest names, including Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and SZA.
Tune in April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for this two-hour concert special, only on CBS.