Last June, she showed off her impressive piano skills as she partook in a hilarious rendition of ‘s track Tiny Dancer with the Rocket Man hitmaker himself.
And in scenes to set to air on Friday night’s Graham Norton, , 57, admits that playing Piano lessons Sydney in front of the iconic music star, 74, was the ‘scariest, most nerve-wracking’ thing she’s ever done.
The Friends actress also reveals that she called up her piano tutor for an emergency practice session before Sir Elton came over.
In scenes to set to air on Friday’s Graham Norton, Courteney Cox, 57, admits playing piano in front of Sir Elton John, 74, was the ‘scariest, most nerve-wracking’ thing she’s ever done
Last summer, Courteney was joined by the music legend, her close pal Ed Sheeran, 30, and Brandi Carlile, 40, for a rendition of Elton’s classic ‘Tiny Dancer’ shared on Instagram last year.
And the Scream actress has revealed she phoned up her piano tutor as soon as Ed invited Elton over for dinner because she was so nervous about the prospect of tinkling the ivories in front of him.
Courteney told Graham Norton: ‘I learned to play in lockdown but then Ed Sheeran invited Elton John to dinner at my house and suggested we all perform together.
‘So, I called my piano teacher and 20 minutes later he was walking out as Elton was walking in. It was the scariest, most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done, and it was the thrill of my life!’
Amazing! Last June, she showed off her impressive piano skills as she partook in a hilarious rendition of Elton John’s track Tiny Dancer with the Rocket Man hitmaker himself
It wasn’t just any cover of Tiny Dancer, as they did the version Friends character made famous by Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) where she sings ‘Tony Danza’ instead of ‘Tiny Dancer’.
Courteney shared a video of the musical performance to her Instagram at the time, and captioned the clip: ‘One of the greatest moments of my life.
This one’s for you.’
To which, Lisa reacted in the comments: ‘Whaaaaaat??? That’s the most exciting thing ever!!!!’
Panic mode! The Friends actress also reveals that she called up her piano tutor for an emergency practice session before Sir Elton came over
Meanwhile, Ed previously said Courteney might have made an appearance on one of his albums.
Speaking about his latest studio effort, ÷, the Bad Habits hitmaker said: ‘She sings.
I’m pretty sure she sings on background vocals on the album. I think she’s on Visiting Hours. If not, she was definitely on ÷ somewhere.’
The chart-topping pop star subsequently explained how he came to work with the Hollywood star.
He said: ‘Well, my producer and songwriter, Johnny [McDaid] is dating her.
Me and Johnny write most, like, we wrote Shape of You together. We wrote Bad Habits together. We work together a lot.’
The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One 10.35pm on Friday and is available on BBC iPlayer.
Exiting: Despite her nerves, Courteney admits that the experience ‘was the thrill of my life!’