Ellie Goulding To Perform Elton's "Your Song" For William and Kate
Posted by Newson 04/28/2011 at 4:47 PM
The Popdust Files: Ellie Goulding
Apologies if you, like Morrissey, are fed up with the all the hoopla surrounding Britain’s big day tomorrow. When it comes to the Royal Wedding (or the Wedding of the Century, D-day, take your pick) there’s no rest for the weary. After much speculation over the decision for post-wedding entertainment, The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports that Ellie Goulding has been asked to perform at the after-dinner reception at Buckingham Palace, following Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton. Goulding will honor the couple with her cover of Elton John’s classic “Your Song” (embedded below), and is reportedly the only musician slated to perform for Will, Kate and 1,900 of their closest family and friends. So, no pressure or anything.
The royal couple are apparently big fans of the 24-year-old, whose 2010 album Lights helped her star rise in the U.K., receiving Critics Choice at the Brit Awards and landing at the top of the BBC Sound of 2010 poll. Overall, Goulding is a sensible choice; her music is current yet still appropriate for 90-year-olds. But if Will and Kate were secretly hoping to catch Queen Elizabeth break it down to “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” Beyoncé and Jay-Z are probably still available.
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