While it still hasn't been confirmed which artist (or artists) will get to serenade Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their royal wedding reception (Spice Girls, we're looking at you), it seems a few other A-listers are offering up some of their own musical picks for the pair's May 19 nuptials.
Costars in the upcoming animated movie Sherlock Gnomes, Emily Blunt and James McAvoy recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the film. One hot topic of conversation was Elton John, who has been creating original songs for the movie and happens to be its executive producer.
The "Rocket Man" singer announced earlier this year that he's putting down the microphone for good following his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. However, John cancelled two performances in Las Vegas for the upcoming royal wedding weekend in anticipation of attending the nuptials, making John a potential contender for the wedding performer, considering his musical background and close relationship with the royals.
Blunt and McAvoy unfortunately didn't provide any clues about John's possible role in the wedding, but they did each offer their own song selections from John's long list of classics that they'd like to see the royal bride and groom dance to. "Bennie and the Jets," Blunt said as her reception song request. McAvoy suggested "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" (perfect for the couple's Saturday wedding!), and then cracked up thinking about Queen Elizabeth busting a move to this jam. "That would be pretty awesome, just to see," Blunt concurred during the interview. Only time will tell whether these tunes will make the wedding playlist, and whether Prince Harry and his Tiny Dancer will hear live versions of this electric music.
We're hoping the wedding reception might have multiple performers, considering the talented list of rumored candidates, including Ed Sheeran and even all five members of the Spice Girls. This could be a possibility, since Harry and Markle will actually celebrate their nuptials with two receptions—one inside the castle at St. George's Hall, followed by another hosted by Prince Charles. And, in case the pair is taking song requests from the rest of us commoners, we vote "Perfect" for the first dance song, and obviously "Wannabe" to kick the reception into high gear.
Whichever crooning vocal talent the couple chooses for their royal wedding, we have no doubt Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first dance will be nothing short of magical.