Hawaii's own Keala Settle to belt out 'This is Me' on Oscars stage

Hawaii's own Keala Settle to belt out 'This is Me' on Oscars stage

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fresh off a Golden Globe win for her stunning rendition of "This is Me," Hawaii's own Keala Settle is preparing for a big night at the Oscars.

The "Greatest Showman" song, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, earned an Academy Award nomination for best Original Song.

And Settle will be performing it on the Oscars stage March 4.

The Laie native tweeted out the news Friday and instantly got an avalanche of digital congratulations.

Settle plays the bearded lady in "The Greatest Showman," which has received outstanding reviews.

Her inspiring performance in the movie caught the attention of moviegoers and online fans.

And "This is Me" has become the movie's anthem. It's topped the Billboard chart for three consecutive weeks.

With her Oscars debut, Settle becomes the second Native Hawaiian to grace the stage at the Academy Awards.

Last year, Aulii Cravalho wowed with her performance of "How Far I'll Go" from the animated film "Moana."

The 90th annual Academy Awards Oscars airs live on ABC on March 4.

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