‘This is Me’: who sings it, what show is it from and what are the lyrics?
5 October 2018, 13:01 | Updated: 5 October 2018, 13:06
‘This is Me’ is the heartfelt anthem from The Greatest Showman that won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. But how much do you know about the song?
‘This is Me’ is performed by actress and singer Keala Settle, who plays the role of the bearded lady Lettie Lutz in The Greatest Showman.
The song includes the line ‘I am who I’m meant to be, this is me’ and is an anthem of acceptance for P.T. Barnum’s cast of circus performers.
The film is based on the real-life story of Barnum, a 19th-century showman who searched for ‘human oddities’ to perform in his circus.
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This song was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who together composed most of the music for the biopic.
The Greatest Showman | "This Is Me" with Keala Settle | 20th Century FOX
‘This is Me’ was released as a promotional track for The Greatest Showman in December 2017, and has since become a huge hit for singer Keala Settle, reaching 30 million views on YouTube.
It won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
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The song has been covered by singer Kesha, as well as the Angel City Chorale, who gave a powerful performance of the anthem on America’s Got Talent.
What are the lyrics to ‘This is Me’?
The main lyrics of the chorus are:
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
See the full lyrics here.