'I bawled': 'This Is Me' singer awed as Lea channels Mulan

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Posted at Jul 30 2018 08:45 PM

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American performer Keala Settle, the breakout star of the big-screen musical "The Greatest Showman," appeared to be overwhelmed with emotions as she witnessed, up close, stage veteran Lea Salonga singing "Reflection" from Disney's "Mulan."

Salonga, the singing voice of the Disney Princess in the 1998 animated film, was at a Hollywood piano bar, Tramp Stamp Granny's, along with other stage performers, when the impromptu jamming unfolded.

 

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Settle, the voice behind the self-empowerment tune "This Is Me," shared on Instagram Monday a clip of that moment, when Salonga channeled Mulan as she performed "Reflection."

In its caption, Settle wrote: "[Lea] giving me Mulan. I bawled my **** off. She will always be incredible."

 

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Settle's subsequent post was a portrait of Salonga. She once again sang praises for the Filipino performer, saying, "I can't stress enough how much I love her. Her voice is clear as crystal. She is salt of the earth. I am obsessed with her. Lea, you are my idol."

 

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Salonga is currently in the US for the Hollywood Bowl staging of "Annie," where she plays Annie's mother figure, Grace Farrell. (As a child performer, Salonga portrayed the title character in one of her first roles on stage.)

 

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The gathering of theater performers at Tram Stamp Granny's, according to American actor-singer Darren Criss, was a celebration of the closing shows of the current Hollywood Bowl productions, including "Annie."

"Reflection" wasn't the only song Salonga performed at Tram Stamp Granny's. Videos uploaded by a YouTube fan page dedicated to Criss showed she also sang "Seasons of Love," "One Day More," and "A Whole New World" with her fellow stage stars.

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