Beyoncé and Donald Glover's cover of Elton John's 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' divides fans

Publish Date
Monday, 24 June 2019, 2:44PM

Disney has FINALLY unveiled their new version of Elton John's iconic hit, 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight', from The Lion King and it has left fans rather divided.

In a new trailer for the live-action remake of the '90s animated movie, fans get to hear a 30-second clip of the cover song by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover - who are the voices of Nala and Simba.

But while some Lion King fans absolutely loved the new rendition of the song, others weren’t so impressed saying that the song had been "ruined".

"Beyonce already ruining this iconic song," one Disney fan wrote online.

"And here we thought Ariana and John ruined Beauty and the Beast," another added. "Donald and Beyonce have no harmony together."

"Can Donald and Beyonce f*** off. I want Elton," said one angry fan on Twitter.

• Watch the first trailer for the new live-action remake of the Lion King

However, there was also an overwhelming amount of positivity in response to the new Can You Feel The Love Tonight, with many saying they can’t wait to hear the full song in cinemas.

"Imagine how beautiful it's going to be when Beyoncé’s voice echoes in the theatres," one Lion King fan wrote. "I can't wait."

"Who knew we needed a duet between Beyoncé and Childish Gambino, one of the best!!" another added.

"Dang, I’m impressed with their singing!" one person wrote online. "I didn’t think it was actually going to be THAT amazing! That was gorgeous! I can’t wait to hear the full song!"

The star-studded cast also includes Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key and James Earl Jones - who voiced Mufasa in the original 1994 animated classic.

The live-action remake of The Lion King hits New Zealand cinemas July 17.


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