Courtesy of Elton JohnEver wanted to make a music video for Elton John? Now’s your chance.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Elton’s songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, the music legend is allowing fans from around the world to create their own official music videos for three of the duo’s iconic songs: “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Bennie and the Jets.” Entries for each song must be created in a different style: animation for “Rocket Man,” live-action for “Tiny Dancer” and choreography for “Bennie and the Jets.”
The competition, called Elton John: The Cut, is supported by YouTube. “We’re excited to partner with YouTube to bring together generations of artists and music lovers around a shared passion for storytelling,” Elton says in a statement.
He adds, “YouTube is a rich tapestry of creativity, and I can’t wait to see how the breadth of talent from the dance, live-action and animation communities apply their vision to these cherished songs.”
Elton John: The Cut launches today, and entries will be available for public viewing on January 9. The competition closes on January 23.
John and Taupin, along with a panel of YouTube creators and music and film industry judges, will select the winners, which will premiere on YouTube next summer.
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