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Elton John Talking About His Oscar Viewing Party (Video)

Video: Elton John on Outdoing His Own Oscar Parties This Year — "Never Rest on Your Laurels"

Elton John stopped on the way inside his annual Oscar viewing party to chat about how his charitable event has grown over the last 20 years. The music legend says live acts, such as this year's performer Foster the People, always cheer guests.

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Elton, congratulations. Thank you. I know it's the 20th year you're hosting this event. Right. Could you imagine 20 years ago that it would turn into this, the hottest ticket in town. No, it's been an amazingly quick ride. It doesn't seem like 20 years, but it's been a hell of an enjoyable ride and we have come a long way. There's 300 more people to hear this year than was last year. So, we're getting bigger and bigger which means we raised more money and we guess, the money gets to people who really need it. So, we're really happy about that. But there's so much more to be done and you know, we just make sure that everybody who comes to this party tonight. There are a lot of people get value for money, we take care of them, they have a great time and that they remember to come back next year. Can I ask you, how do you outdo yourself every year? Huh? How do you outdo yourself every year? I don't know. It's...Never rest on your laurels. Never rest on your laurels. And, you know, great having live music. We incorporated live music many years ago and we've always tried to have younger acts coming on, with the exception of Grace Jones and myself. It's been a real great ride we had Florence last year now we've got Foster the People. I think that really gives the evening some momentum, you know it's not just dinner broadcast disco. It's really good fun. Thank you. And live music always cheers people up. Enjoy the evening. Thank you. Thank you. Hello. So that was Elton John and he spoke to us a little bit about how exciting this evening is for him as well, so, for now the carpet just kind of getting started with Elton and starting it off for us so we're gonna head back to you guys in the studio so stay tuned for more.

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