Song covers on YouTube are kind of like online dating…one out of every hundred is actually worth three minutes of your time. Well the cover of “This Is Me” performed by Broadway starlette Shoshana Bean is one of those covers you should definitely swipe right on! The powerful, 11 o’clock number from the hit movie-musical, The Greatest Showman, earned an Oscar nom and has everyone empathasizing with circus freaks…I mean I have never related more to a film character than I do the bearded lady. In any event, this isn’t Bean’s first time at the cover rodeo as she has released several highly viewed, trending covers before. And although Bean is most notable from her Broadway roles in Hairspray and Wicked, she also covers pop music. Her rendition of Taylor Swift’s “I Did Something Bad” garnered over 1 million views and was immediately placed on YouTube’s top trending videos of the week. The video for this “This Is Me” is simplistic yet powerful and features the amazing dancer Travis Wall and magnifies the concept of inclusion and love. Take a look and listen to the stripped down version of the big song below! If you enjoy this version, you can (and should) download it on iTunes and all proceeds will go to the LA LBGTQ Center.
Keep scrolling for the added bonus of some of Bean’s other amazing covers!