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When any musical biopic hits theatres, the question on everyone’s lips is often “Is that the actor’s real singing voice?”

The same question is being asked about Austin Butler, who plays Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s new film Elvis.

The Aussie director has answered all our questions by releasing a video of an early test screen to Instagram, which shows Butler playing guitar and singing a Presley song.

Luhrmann points out that this is even before he went through two years of vocal training –– so it’s pretty impressive just how close the actor is to nailing Presley’s drawl.

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Austin Butler as Elvis. (Warner Bros)

Luhrmann accompanied the video with a lengthy caption championing Butler’s singing prowess.

“The response to Austin’s version of ‘Trouble’ has been tremendous but so many of you still ask, ‘is it Austin singing?’,” he wrote. “I feel I haven’t been clear enough in conveying that Austin sings all of the young Elvis in the movie, so forgive me.”

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He explained the context of the clip: “I thought you might find this very early camera (2019) test fascinating as Austin and the guys are just jamming while we test our lenses.”

Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough also shared the clip, adding, “One of the most remarkable parts to me about Elvis that people may not know (because he’s done such an fantastic job) is that Austin Butler is singing all of the early Elvis vocals himself.

Baz Luhrmann, Olivia DeJonge, Austin Butler and Tom Hanks attend the Sydney premiere of ELVIS at the State Theatre on June 05, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.
Baz Luhrmann, Olivia DeJonge, Austin Butler and Tom Hanks attend the Sydney premiere of Elvis. (Getty)

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“Baz shared this clip today from an early screen test of Austin that I wanted to repost because what he was able to do is just so beautiful.”

Butler says that he was “filled with terror” before filming the big musical numbers for the movie.

“I was nervous and afraid of the big numbers with tons of extras, to go out there and perform in front of a lot of people,” he admitted in behind-the-scenes footage from Elvis.

Butler added that the hair and makeup team definitely helped him feel more like the rockstar. “It helps massively, when you look in the mirror and you start to see the transformation,” he raves. “It makes you feel different. It really does.”

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Powerhouse singer Adele stopped mid-way through a song to help a fan during her performance on Friday night.

While performing her hit-song ‘Skyfall’, Adele spotted a struggling fan in the crowd at London’s Hyde Park. She stopped singing and immediately called for assistance.

“Stop, stop, stop. I need security’s help,” she said. “Right in the middle there, can you see where they’re waving?” Watch above.

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The British songstress began to sing ‘Skyfall’ but stopped after one note to help a fan. (Twitter)

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The British singer asked people in the crowd to make way for the help team and was met with applause and cheers from the audience. 

Adele then watched security make its way to the fan, and as soon as she could see they were okay, she headed straight back into performance mode.

“Right, let’s start again,” she told the audience.

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The entire situation took less than one minute to resolve. Adele’s response was met with praise from her live audience, and online commenters after a video was uploaded onto Twitter.

“Love her,” said one Twitter user. Another commented, “What Travis should’ve done,” in reference to the 2021 Astroworld Festival incident.

During Travis Scott’s performance, at the music festival in November of last year, the extremely packed audience pit began to push forward, which led to a fatal crowd crush and killed 10 people.

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Adele has been held up as an example for her compassion during crowd situations. (CBS via Getty Images)

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Scott started and stopped his show a few times to address some crowd members, but was largely criticised for not doing enough. Members of the audience were chanting for him to stop the entire set, but the show continued for another half hour. 

He was met with fierce backlash in the aftermath of the tragedy, and many took to Twitter with examples of artists like Adele and Billie Eilish efficiently addressing crowd issues to highlight Scott’s culpability in the Astroworld casualties.

Adele’s 2017 concert at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium was the biggest single concert in Australian history with more than 100,000 attendees.

Though she has recently discussed returning, the popstar currently has no concrete plans to tour Australia. 

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Exclusive: Joey King Pays Tribute to Fiancé Steven Piet With Sweet TikTok Video – TalkOfNews.com

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Joey King has found her prince.

Four months after getting engaged to fiancé Steven Piet, the actress took to TikTok to pay tribute to her future husband with a heartwarming video montage.

“This is my fiancé, Steven,” she wrote on July 1. “I love him with my whole heart, and i wanted to show him off a lil.”

Highlighting some of the couple’s cutest moments together, the video included clips of the two dancing in the car, snow tubing, cuddling with their dogs, laughing over coffee, cooking and more, set to the song “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon.

The Kissing Booth star added, “Just felt like making a video showing merely a fraction of how wonderful life is with you.”

The post’s comment section quickly filled up with TikTok users gushing over the pair’s chemistry. “He matches your vibe perfectly, so happy you found your other half,” one user wrote, while another remarked, “You can feel the happiness & love.”

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