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Did You Enter The Elton John Video Contest

Updated on January 24, 2017

Sir Elton Hercules John

Sir Elton Hercules John was born Mar 25, 1947 in Pinner, United Kingdom
Sir Elton Hercules John was born Mar 25, 1947 in Pinner, United Kingdom | Source

Did You Enter The Elton John Video Contest?

A global search for creative talent, did you enter the Elton John video contest for the chance to create the official music video for the songs Benny and the Jets, Tiny Dancer, and Rocket Man? These songs did not have official videos. The videos will be supported by YouTube!

Wow, what a chance for new filmmakers to create the official music videos for an Elton John classic. Plus, there's $10,000 on the table. Gee, I wish I was in the music business, what an opportunity of a life time! If I could do a video, it would be about my favorite song by Elton John, Benny and The Jets.

I don't know when they'll announce the winners but I do know the deadline was on 1/23/17. The Today Show made a video for this occasion, I thought it was pretty cool and a bit on the humorous side. I loved the costumes, the anchors of the Today Show really showed their creativity. In case you didn't see it, I'll post it below this capsule.

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The Today Show Music Video-Benny and The Jets

How Do You Rate The Anchors Video

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The Today Show Anchors

Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker, Carson Daly and Tamron Hall -- plus "Elton John" (aka Neal Carter)! They didn't actually submit the video.
Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker, Carson Daly and Tamron Hall -- plus "Elton John" (aka Neal Carter)! They didn't actually submit the video. | Source

The Sir Elton John Band

The Sir Elton John Band
The Sir Elton John Band | Source
 Matt Bissonette, Born: Jul 25, 1961 Detroit, MI Bass, Backing Vocals
Matt Bissonette, Born: Jul 25, 1961 Detroit, MI Bass, Backing Vocals | Source
Kim Bullard, Born: May 6 Atlanta, GA Keyboardist, singer, producer, arranger and programmer
Kim Bullard, Born: May 6 Atlanta, GA Keyboardist, singer, producer, arranger and programmer | Source
 Ray Cooper, Born: Sep 19 Watford, UK Percussionist
Ray Cooper, Born: Sep 19 Watford, UK Percussionist | Source
Davey Johnstone, Born: May 6, 1951 Edinburgh, UK Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Backing Vocals, Music Director
Davey Johnstone, Born: May 6, 1951 Edinburgh, UK Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Backing Vocals, Music Director | Source
John Mahon, Born: Jan 23 Canton, OH Percussion, Backing Vocals
John Mahon, Born: Jan 23 Canton, OH Percussion, Backing Vocals | Source
Nigel Olsson, Born: Feb 10, 1949 Wallasey, UK Drums, Tambourine, Backing Vocals
Nigel Olsson, Born: Feb 10, 1949 Wallasey, UK Drums, Tambourine, Backing Vocals | Source

Benny and The Jets by Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John and Family

Elton John and husband David Furnish. They were married Dec. 21, 2005. With two sons Zachary 5 and Elijah 3.
Elton John and husband David Furnish. They were married Dec. 21, 2005. With two sons Zachary 5 and Elijah 3. | Source

Elton John and David

Elton John and David Furnish met in October 1993 and fell in love. No matter where they are in the world, they sent their love to each other via of a card every Saturday for the last 16 years. The two lovers were married shortly after the legislation was passed in their country for same sex marriage.

This is what Sir Elton posted on his Instagram page: "Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding on Sunday, the 21st of December to share in the joy." It was a small ceremony held at the Guildhall in Windsor, Berkshire with only the couple's parents on Dec. 21, 2005


Look At Them Now

David and Elton as they look today
David and Elton as they look today | Source

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    • bodylevive profile imageAUTHOR

      BODYLEVIVE 

      22 months ago from Alabama, USA

      Videos entered in the contest had to use the original music and produce a video. The songs listed in my hub don't have videos.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      22 months ago from USA

      It's a creative way to spark interest in a classic song and replace those lyrics videos with some creative ones. Love the idea!

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