London:  'Careless Whisper' singer George Michael conducted a star-studded charity show to raise money for Elton John's Aids Foundation.
   
Michael, 48, took to the stage at the Royal Opera House for the black tie event in London on November 6 in front of celebrity guests including Kylie Minogue, Melanie Chisholm, funnyman David Walliams.
   
Michael started the performance 40 minutes late, but received rapturous applause from the audience when he finally started the show and during the concert he thrilled John by playing a cover of one of his songs.
   
"This next song was written by someone I hope has made it in here already - Elton. It's a song he wrote in the late '70s and it's about an ageing pop star. Funny that," Michael said.
   
Proceeds from the event will go to Elton's AIDS Foundation and the Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Fund, which the star created in honour of the late Hollywood veteran.

(Agencies)