Legendary singer Elton John performed ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’, from the 2019 biopic ‘Rocketman’ during the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9, night. While fans adored his performance, they were upset with the fact that he didn’t receive a standing ovation from the audience in Dolby Theatre.
Elton and his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin won the Oscar for this song under the category, Best Orginal Song. Prior to the award being announced, the ‘Sacrifice’ singer performed ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ on a bright red piano. He was dressed in a purple jacket with a rocket pinned onto its lapel.
His performance was set in front of a screen that included animated graphics that represented the movie. The background also included a gigantic pair of star glasses which is reminiscent of his iconic sunglasses. Post his performance, though Elton received a round of applause and fans immediately noticed that the audience present didn’t give the legendary singer a standing ovation.
Taking to Twitter post his performance, fans shared their disappointment questioning how did Eminem receive a standing ovation but the musical genius didn’t. “How does Eminem get a standing O but not Elton John?? #Oscars,” a fan shared.
“How did no one stand for Elton at the #Oscars yet everyone stood for Eminem? Sincerely, #confused,” a fan wrote. Adding to that another said, “So Eminem gets a standing ovation but NOT Sir Elton John? GTFOH #Oscars .”
“My one and only #Oscars comment is that Eminem got a standing ovation and Elton freaking John did not. Are these celebrities really that disconnected. Elton John’s musical genius has spanned more.than.five.decades. Give a little respect. What is the world coming to. Smh,” a fan wrote.
“I want to have a very serious discussion about disrespect with every single person in the audience who gave a standing ovation to f*cking eminem and stayed in their seats for elton john… you all s*ck and i hope you trip down the stairs on your way out #Oscars,” a fan shared.