Elton and Olly Alexander's rendition of the Pet Shop Boys' It's A Sin was considered to be one of the Brit Awards' highlights. But producers had hoped the synth-pop band's Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe would also take the stage.
Four days before show time, the Pet Shop Boys cancelled, leading some to claim there was a disagreement about what the performance should be like. However, the band themselves have said it had to do with a contractual issue which couldn't be resolved.
At any rate, a representative for the duo said they approved of the staging and casting ideas (along with Elton and Olly).
What's more, they have co-produced the new version of It's A Sin, along with their long-term producer Stuart Price. All proceeds benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.