Watch Ed Sheeran, John Legend and more cover Elton John classics

12 April 2018, 11:34

Some of the biggest stars in music came out in force to celebrate the songs of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin this week.

Ed Sheeran performed an acoustic cover of 'Candle in the Wind' at the event, titled Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute. Watch the performance above.

Later, Ed spoke about the influence Elton has had on him, saying: "Elton has had many different impacts on my life in all the different stages of my life so far.

"From youth it’s been getting me interested in music by listening to the songs, and teenage years getting me into songwriting by being influenced by the songs, and in adult life it’s sort of helping me charter this weird little music industry game - helping me out basically. So it’s been quite a journey."

Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, John Legend and Little Big Town were also among the performers on the night. Watch some snippets below:

There was also a cover of 'I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues' by singer Alessia Cara, who admitted to being rather "nervous" before the show:

Kesha also gave 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' a go - see what you think of her version below:

Many of these songs feature on the new Elton John tribute album Revamp and the country-inspired Restoration, which are both out now.