Three classics are one step closer to getting their long-awaited official music videos.
Last December, in celebration of Elton’s 50 year songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, the duo launched Elton John: The Cut, teaming up with YouTube. The contest gave undiscovered talent across the globe an opportunity to create music videos for three of Elton’s hits—Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets—all released before the advent of MTV.
Now, People has announced the winners.
90-second video treatments were submitted from over 50 countries in January. Applicants were limited only by their imagination, and a small provision: Rocket Man entries needed to utilise animation, Tiny Dancer treatments had to use live-action and Bennie and the Jets clips needed choreography.