Elton John and Olly Alexander left the BRIT Award 2021 viewers awestruck on Sunday after performing their rendition of the Pet Shop Boy's song It's A Sin. The music legend, 74, and Years & Years star, 30, teamed up for the event, leaving some fans to declare that their duet was 'amazing' and 'the highlight' of the night. While others even gushed that the colorful performance of the song, which has been released as a single to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation, was 'the best ever' in the event's history as it quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Read more below!
Taking to Twitter after the incredible performance, one fan tweeted: 'Elton John and Olly Alexander. I need to watch that again. That was brilliant #ItsASin #Brits'
While another impressed viewer penned: '#brits2021 Sir Elton John & Olly Alexander Absolutely Brilliant, one of, if not the best performances ever on the Brits.'
And someone else added:
'Elton John, Years and Years, Pet Shop Boys..... bloody hell!!! That was heaven!'
Agreeing that the performance was fantastic, a fourth person wrote: 'That’s the best performance I’ve ever seen at #thebrits #eltonjohn #ItsASin'
Joining in the praise, a fifth person wrote: 'That was incredible! Wasn’t Olly Alexander amazing and Sir Elton John the highlight of the Brits 2021'
And another viewer tweeted:
'My goodness, @alexander_olly & @eltonjohn at The Brits - wow. Such an utterly beautiful performance........ #TheBritAwards.'
The single is in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which was founded in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world.
While many fans would have expected it to be live, the performance was actually pre-recorded as Elton and Olly were seen dancing along to the show from their seats at the O2 Arena.
Elton and Olly had been majorly teasing their joint performance on social media in the lead-up the the ceremony, with their Instagram accounts and the Brits page all sharing words that spell out 'It's A Sin.'
Sir Elton got the rumour mill going on Monday night by posting the word 'It's' on a brightly coloured background, before Years & Years dropped the word 'A' in an identical font.
Fuelling the speculation further, the official Brit Awards page then posted the word 'Sin', getting fans excited for what will no doubt be an epic performance.
It was reported that they'd be teaming up to perform a cover of the Pet Shop Boys' hit It's A Sin, which of course shares its name with the critically acclaimed series which starred Olly.
Elton was a huge fan of It's A Sin when it aired on TV earlier this year and even shared his appreciation on social media.
Watch the whole performance here: