Straight from the celeb dorm: Courteney Cox plays piano for Elton John – ‘the scariest, most nerve-wracking thing’; Ed Sheeran and Brandi Carlile join Tiny Dancer.
Courteney Cox says playing the piano in the presence of Sir Elton John was the “scariest and most nerve-wracking” thing she had ever done.
The “Friends” star was joined by the 74-year-old music legend, his close friend Ed Sheeran and Brandi Carlile for a rendition of Elton’s classic “Tiny Dancer” shared on Instagram last year.
And the 57-year-old actress revealed she phoned her piano teacher as soon as Ed, 30, invited Elton to dinner because she was so nervous about tinkling the ivories in front of the “Piano Man” himself.
Speaking during an appearance on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ on Friday night (04.02.22), Courteney said: ‘I learned to play in lockdown but then Ed Sheeran invited Elton John to dinner at his house. me and suggested we all play together.
“So I called my piano teacher and 20 minutes later he was walking out as Elton walked in.
“It was the scariest, most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done, and it was the thrill of my life!”
It wasn’t just any cover of “Tiny Dancer,” like they did in the version of “Friends” that Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) does where she sings “Tony Danza” instead of “Tiny Dancer “.
The ‘Scream’ star captioned the clip, “One of the greatest moments of my life. This one’s for you.”
To which, Lisa reacted in the comments: “Whaaaaaat??? This is the most thrilling thing ever!!!!”
Meanwhile, Ed previously said Courteney might have made an appearance on one of his albums.
Speaking about her latest studio effort, ‘=’, the ‘Bad Habits’ hitmaker said: “She sings. I’m pretty sure she sings on the background vocals on the album. I think she’s on visiting hours. Otherwise, it was definitely on ‘÷’ somewhere.
The chart-topping pop star went on to explain how he came to work with the Hollywood star.
He said, “Well, my producer and songwriter, Johnny [McDaid] go out with her. Me and Johnny write the most, like, we wrote “Shape of You” together. We wrote ‘Bad Habits’ together. We work a lot together. »
‘The Graham Norton Show’ airs on BBC One at 10.35pm on Friday (04.02.22) and is available on BBC iPlayer.