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09/02/2016 10:30 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Elton John Gives Nod To Sarah Blasko In Carpool Karaoke

Elton John has given a major shoutout to one of Australia’s most exciting talents, Sarah Blasko in James Corden’s latest Carpool Karaoke segment.

In between belting out a smorgasbord of the music legend’s hit records including “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer” John casually mentioned the Sydney-based musician in the same sentence as Ed Sheeran and Grimes.

The name dropping came as a result of Corden quizzing John about whether he wakes up every morning and “just thinks, I’m Elton John, I’m an absolute legend” (to be fair, it’s a valid question).

“No, no -- I’m only looking forward I don’t look back,” John responded before explaining further at around the six-minute mark:

“When you hear something by someone new like when you first hear Ed Sheeran or this girl called Grimes or there’s a girl in Australia called Sarah Blasko -- whenever you hear something new that inspires you from the young it makes you feel like ‘I’m going to do that, I want to do that,’” John said.

The singer-songwriter was obviously pretty flattered by the news and took to Twitter on Monday night to send her thanks.

Elton's right, she is awe-inspiring.