Elton John stars as a medieval king in Pepsi’s 2012 Super Bowl commercial offering. The 64-year old singer songwriter is hoarding his stash of Pepsi, and forcing his minions to prove themselves worthy of a sip through various levels of song and dance.
After what seems like several failed attempts, 19-year-old Melanie Amaro of X Factor fame (she won) steps out of the crowd, belts out a piece of an Aretha Franklin hit and impresses the “King.” Instead of simply accepting her Pepsi, she hits aa lever on the King’s throne and sends him to a dungeon where his Pepsi oppression will no longer be an issue.
The commercial is cute and all, but the saving grace is the Flavor Flav cameo at the end.
Here it is in its entirety, “King’s Court”: