‘This Is Me’

To me the solo vocals are a bit ordinary and same old, certainly didn’t grab me, and the lyrics didn’t seem to fit the melody well at times.

But I think the the mass vocals are great, enhanced by the visuals – it’s good to see people obviously enjoying the performance.

NZ Herald has the story behind it: School leavers’ stirring rendition of ‘This is Me’

An inspirational rendition of Golden Globe winning song “This is Me” has been belted out by 400 Kiwi school-leavers ready to take on university.

The students, mostly graduates of south Auckland schools, sang the song from the hit “The Greatest Showman” as part of a UniPrep programme at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) South Campus last week.

The hit song – which is also in line for an Oscar – is performed on the show by Broadway star Keala Settle, who is of Maori descent and who still has family in New Zealand.

This Is Me is from the recent musical release The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Michelle Williams.

The 400 school leavers sang in unison with the aid of conductor Igelese Ete.