Video of Taron Egerton performing 'Rocket Man' has been unveiled and he sounds JUST like Elton John!

The star of the upcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has proved that he has the voice to take on the iconic role.

Actor Taron Egerton who plays a young Elton in the highly anticipated film sings the hit song Rocket Man in a newly released video and his rendition has blown everyone away.

Honestly, he sounds EXACTLY like Elton John!

Taron - who sings each and every song in the movie himself - is known for his roles in Eddie The Eagle and Kingsman: The Secret Service, but we had no idea that he has such amazing pipes on him.

In fact, Elton himself apparently thinks Taron sings his songs better than anyone else.

According to the movie’s music producer Giles Martin, "Elton said, 'I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron'".

What a compliment!

Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher, mixes fantasy and true stories to tell the story of British music legend, Elton John’s rise to fame and also stars actors Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell and Gemma Jones.

The film is set to be released in New Zealand cinemas on May 30.