Elton John and Taron Egerton ‘moved to tears' after Rocketman duet at Cannes Film Festival

Sir Elton John and star of the upcoming Rocketman movie, Taron Egerton, performed a passionate duet together and the crowd’s reaction moved them "to tears".

Following the premiere of Rocketman at the Cannes Film Festival  - which was met by a standing ovation from the audience that left the director Dexter Fletcher "blown away" and Elton and Taron "moved to tears" – the pair took to the stage to perform a rendition of the song Rocket Man.

"Thank you for being an amazing audience, this is a big honour and thrill for us, we are all blown away by your fantastic reception and response, we love you, so thank you!" the biopic’s director said after the crowd’s glowing reaction to the highly anticipated movie.

The "electric" standing ovation apparently lasted for a full four minutes!

Photo / Getty

Elton, 72, and the 29-year-old actor also unveiled a new song which will feature in the film, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.

Rocketman hits New Zealand cinemas on May 24.