Hawaii's own Keala Settle performs moving rendition of 'This is Me' at Oscars

Published: Mar. 4, 2018 at 4:59 AM HST|Updated: Mar. 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM HST
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Hawaii's own Keala Settle moved the nation to tears Sunday with her stirring rendition of "This is Me" at the Oscars.

Settle, wearing a shimmery blue dress, opened the song solo and was then joined by a group of back-up singers and dancers.

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

Settle stars as the bearded lady in the movie, 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, and is topping music charts. In fact, after Settle's Oscars performance, the song was no. 1 on iTunes.

Settle is the second Hawaii native to grace the stage at the Oscars in two years.

In 2017, Aulii Cravalho wowed with her performance of "How Far I'll Go" from the animated film "Moana."

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