Elton played a new song at the 2013 Emmy Awards called ‘Home Again’ to honor the one and only Liberace. Read on for ALL the details!
Elton John Honors Liberace With New Song ‘Home Again’
Michael Douglas, 68, and Matt Damon, 42, who starred in the much-talked about biopic of Liberace, took the stage on Sept. 22 to introduce Elton. Elton then went on to remember Liberace and his interactions with him before his death.
“What I was not aware of until years later was his lifestyle,” Elton joked. “Yeah right.”
Of course, for Elton, the only way to appropriately honor the famous piano player is by writing and singing a song for him. Elton said Liberace usually spoke about how much he loved to be home, so he wrote a song in his memory called “Home Again.”
It was so amazing and moving — we’re sure Liberace would have loved it! Many celebs were tearing up in the audience — what did other celebrities think of the film?
Celebs React To Liberace Biopic ‘Behind The Candelabra’
The HBO biopic Behind The Candelabra, in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon played lovers, was such a racy film that many stars felt compelled to voice their reactions on Twitter.
The iconic musician Cher, who for some reason we don’t think has much trouble relating to Liberace, tweeted, “Watched Behind The Candelabra. At end I felt tears streaming down my cheeks. It was tiny bit slow, but it showed Unvarnished Human Frailty.”
Entourage actress Debi Mazar said: “Abt to watch now! Kids go to bed already!! wanna see film,” she tweeted in response to a friend who had written, “this Liberace thing is BEYOND. The plastic surgery scene is killing me.”
True Blood actress Tara Buck seemed to be as horrified/entranced by Rob Lowe’s character as we were: “Behind The Candelabra — once again @HBO delivers a moving, beautifully human and timely film. Bravo,” she first tweeted and then had to add, “And Rob Lowe, you really freaked me the hell out. #Liberace.”
We’re sure Elton’s tribute at the Emmy Awards will gain just as much — if not more — buzz!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you watch Elton’s moving tribute? Weigh in below.
WATCH: Elton John Honors Liberace At 2013 Emmy Awards
— Nicole Karlis