Consider this a public service announcement of the utmost importance: Taron Egerton is an INCREDIBLE singer.
The 27-year-old ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ star can be heard flexing his hidden vocal talents in the new animated musical ‘Sing’ from Illumination, the studio behind ‘Minions’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.
Egerton plays Johnny, a cockney gorilla, who yearns to sing professionally despite his father’s wishes to join his criminal gang. It’s an incredible vocal performance from the star who belts out a rousing rendition of Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ at the film’s climax, and he told Yahoo Movies it’s a talent he’s been working on for many years.
“In school I always sang in choirs,” Taron explains, “In fact, I used to do a lot of musicals in the youth theatre that I was a member of between the ages of 16 and 18. So, I’ve always done [singing] and I do it on a day to day basis, much to the annoyance of the people I care about.”
“It’s very much a part of my life, and it’s great that I’m being paid to do it as well!”
It’s not the first time Taron’s sang on a film though, he also sang ‘Thrill Me’ a duet with Hugh Jackman on the Eddie The Eagle soundtrack. Does this mean we could see Taron headlining a musical in the future? We very much hope so.
Listen to Taron singing ‘I’m Still Standing’ via Spotify below.
‘Sing’ is in UK cinemas nationwide from 27 January.