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.

I dont know how this isnt trending but dayuuuum AUT, saaaaang!! Cover of “This is me” by Keala Settle from the movie ‘The Greatest Showman’ composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. To conclude a week in which they focussed on resilience, a little over 400 students on the UniPrep programme rehearsed and performed (they were prepared and conducted by Igelese Ete) a COVER of this inspiring and powerful song in under 4 hours. UniPrep is a five-week programme that supports students as they transition from high school to tertiary studies to realise and unleash their potential. We hope this empowers and uplifts you as much as it did for all of them. Vid/Info Cred: Ocean in Motion ( #TheGreatestShowman #KealaSettle #ThisIsMe #UniPrep

Posted by Nate Maria Taufatoutai on Thursday, 8 February 2018

The song has just won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.


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.

Two soloists were also chosen from the group.

The group practiced 'This is Me' for three hours over two days before a final taped performance on Friday.