Have you seen The Greatest Showman yet? If not, what are you waiting for?! The film is full of heart, not to mention some truly epic song-and-dance sequences. Seriously, the songs are so good! If you gave us a supercut of just the musical portions, we’d watch that on loop. We’d even watch the cast performing the song “This Is Me” over and over.
We’re not the only ones who think so; the next stop for The Greatest Showman after the silver screen could be the lights of Broadway. If you’re still unsure about watching it, just know it’s got a few love stories in there too. There’s nothing better than watching Zendaya and Zac Efron sing while flying through the air on circus ropes.
“This Is Me” is so good, in fact, that it was nominated for an Oscar. It’s on the list of Best Original Song nominees for the 2018 Oscars, and chances are you’ve probably heard it even if you haven’t seen the movie yet. “This Is Me” is an empowerment anthem for the ages. In the context of the movie, it’s led by Keala Settle’s character as she and her fellow circus stars stand up for themselves in the face of a society that tries to make them feel ashamed for existing.
No matter who you are, you can connect with “This Is Me” because its message is universal.
“I make no apologies, this is me” is the kicker line. But don’t take our word for it. Go ahead and listen to the song right here!
It’s truly beautiful, while also making you want to break out into dance.
That’s music at its most powerful. Keala Settle has spoken out about the importance of the song, and the role, to her life and career. If you want to dive deeper, you can see those emotions at play in this behind-the-scenes footage of The Greatest Showman rehearsals. The actors came together to perform the songs to the studio in order to get the film green-lighted. Let’s just say it worked.
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling seriously inspired now. We love how Keala gives it her all, every single time!