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The Band Perry brought their country flavor to their version of the John jam, adding a banjo throughout as a tip of “our hats to our country roots,” Perry said.

The group, which also includes brothers Neil and Reid, said covering the dramatic song made them feel like actors in a movie.

“We really tried to get in Elton’s head a little bit,” she said. “The lyrics of ‘Grey Seal’ are extremely eclectic … it’s something of a legend, but apparently Elton and Bernie (Taupin) were inspired by a high school teacher.”

Perry said they are grateful for the opportunity.

“He actually called Neil on his cellphone to say ‘thank you’ and was just appreciative. And we’re like, ‘We’re the appreciative ones. You’re a hero,’” she said.

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