Best: Elton John and Miley Cyrus Tear Into a Crowd-Pleasing "Tiny Dancer"
Just four days after announcing a farewell tour that will keep him on the road for the next three years, Elton John took the Grammy stage to belt out "Tiny Dancer" with his touring band. The song didn't even crack the Top 40 when it came out in 1972, but decades of constant airplay on classic-rock radio and placement during a crucial scene in Almost Famous has turned it into one of his most beloved tunes. After the first verse, Miley Cyrus sauntered onstage in a maroon gown to deliver the "Jesus freaks" verse and lock voices with Elton for the rest of the song. The duet worked so well that nobody even seemed to care that they lopped off the soaring coda for time. It was just a tiny preview of the Grammy Salute to Elton John that's filming at the Theater At Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, at which the legendary singer-songwriter will be joined by Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Keith Urban and several others. What a strange coincidence that all this is happening right as tickets are going on sale for the tour.