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Shoshana Bean Releases Cover of 'This Is Me' to Support the Los Angeles LGBT Center

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Shoshana Bean featuring Travis Wall, "This Is Me"

The Greatest Showman’s smash-hit song “This is Me” has been seeing its own success outside of the film. The song, sung by Keala Settle, has spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, received a nomination for best original song at the 2018 Academy Awards, and won the same award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

Now, singer and Broadway star Shoshana Bean, who recorded the original demo for the song back in 2015, has released her own acoustic cover of “This is Me.” Bean will be donating all proceeds from the song to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

“I wanted to give to a place that is local and speaks to my heart,” the singer told the center’s online blog Vanguard. “I want to call attention to those fighting for equality and to be accepted for who they are. It just felt natural to me.”

In the music video for Bean’s track, below, she performs alongside So You Think You Can Dance’s Travis Wall. The two perform an intricate interpretive dance to the song, with Wall covered in words like “failure,” “weak” and “vile.” By the end of the video, those words transform into “champion,” “safe” and “survivor.”

Watch the video for Bean’s cover below, and listen to her cover of “This is Me” here.

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