Elton John invites fans to his first-ever £ 20 VIRTUAL Academy Awards bash

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He has been hosting his famous Oscars viewing parties since 1992.

And while it’s usually one of the hottest tickets in town, this year Elton John opened the experience to everyone at the price of $ 19.99 (£ 14.99).

Leading up to Sunday’s annual Academy Awards ceremony – honoring the best and brightest in film – Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok.

Come along! Elton John has opened his Oscars viewing party to all for the price of $ 19.99 (£ 14.99) as he hosts his first-ever virtual event

During a fun video about his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the world by posing in a robe and slippers while asking people if they are bored of lockdown.

Elton, who was joined in the video by his husband David Furnish, then clicked his fingers and was suddenly dressed in an elaborate floral suit as he invited his followers to the virtual viewing experience.

Elton revealed what fans had to offer, explaining that it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and feature a stripped-down performance of Dua Lipa.

Covid Times: Leading up to Sunday's annual Academy Awards ceremony - honoring the best and brightest in film - Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok

Covid Times: Leading up to Sunday’s annual Academy Awards ceremony – honoring the best and brightest in film – Elton, 74, will host a pre-show special on Tik Tok

It is believed there are other names to be announced for the virtual lineup ahead of the April 25 event, the proceeds of which will be supported by Elton’s AIDS Foundation.

Elton explained: “This year, for the first time, we will bring our Oscar Party virtually to people’s homes for an unforgettable evening with David, myself, our dear friend Neil Patrick Harris and the incredible Dua Lipa plus many fantastic surprise names.

“ Now more than ever, we need to make sure that one pandemic doesn’t end another, and we can’t forget the 38 million people living with HIV around the world who need our care, love and support, so we hope that everyone will join us enter for this special of a friendly Oscar Pre-Party. ‘

Ha!  During a fun video about his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the world by posing in a robe and slippers while asking people if they are bored of lockdown.

Switch: Elton, who was joined in the video by his husband David Furnish, then clicked his fingers and was suddenly dressed in an elaborate floral suit as he invited his followers to the virtual viewing experience

Ha! During a fun video about his account, Elton mimicked the mood of the world by posing in a robe and slippers while asking people if they are bored of lockdown.

Star-studded: Elton revealed what fans had to offer and explained that it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and feature a stripped-down performance of Dua Lipa

Star-studded: Elton revealed what fans had to offer and explained that it would be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and feature a stripped-down performance of Dua Lipa

Since the inception of the annual event, The Academy Awards Viewing Party has supported the efforts of its charities to raise millions for their lifesaving work.

With its presence on four continents, the Foundation is committed to overcoming the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keep us from ending AIDS.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in unimaginable ways, but the Foundation is committed to ensuring that one pandemic does not end another.

To take the event globally, the Pre-Party Special will be run four times to meet the different time zones of the Oscars broadcast in a region: 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET on April 25 in the US.

7:00 pm GMT on April 26 in the UK; 7:00 p.m. AEST on April 26 in Australia and New Zealand; and an optional rerun at 7:00 p.m. PT on April 26 in the US.

Charity: It is believed there are other names to be announced for the virtual lineup ahead of the April 25 event, the proceeds of which will support the Elton's AIDS Foundation

Charity: It is believed there are other names to be announced for the virtual lineup ahead of the April 25 event, the proceeds of which will support the Elton’s AIDS Foundation

100,000 seats are available in each region, meaning the event could raise up to $ 8 million for the Foundation.

Speaking of her involvement, Dua said: “It is an honor to be part of one of the most iconic Oscar parties and I am very proud to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help tackle the stigma surrounding HIV. to build a kinder and more accepting world together.

“And to share the stage with Elton John is going to be a dream come true!”

As Neil said, ‘I’ve always been a strong supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and couldn’t be more honored to host the virtual gala this year with my good friends Elton and David.

After working on ‘It’s a Sin’ about the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, this cause resonates deeper than ever before.

“The Foundation’s tireless work to end the AIDS epidemic is incredibly inspiring, and I am proud to have a small part in the effort to continue to raise awareness for the movement.”

Last year, Elton raised an incredible $ 6.4 million to end the AIDS epidemic at his annual Academy Awards viewing party.

Oscar winner Elton – who won the Best Original Song award for I’m Gonna Love Me Again from the Rocketman soundtrack – was joined by a host of famous faces, including Heidi Klum and Sharon Stone.

The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party has benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation raising millions for their lifesaving work since the party began in 1992.

It works across four continents to provide treatment, testing, care and support to people at risk for or living with HIV, especially marginalized groups who are disproportionately affected.

Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys and only needs an Emmy to join EGOT’s elite clubs.

Tickets for the Pre-Show are currently on sale through Ticketmaster.

Praised: Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys and only needs an Emmy to join EGOT's elite clubs

Praised: Celebrated musician Elton has won a Tony Award and five Grammys and only needs an Emmy to join EGOT’s elite clubs

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