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Sir Elton will perform live at this year’s Emmy Awards for the first time in the ceremony’s 64-year history.

 

The musician will make his debut with a tribute to Liberace, the pianist and vocalist whose life was told in the recent biopic, Behind the Candelabra.

The HBO film, which premiered in Cannes this year, is up for 15 Emmys.

The awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will take place on September 22.

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who play Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson in Behind The Candelabra, have both been nominated in the lead actor in a miniseries or movie category.

The pair are also set to present a trophy during the ceremony.