Celebrities and fans of the Broadway actress took to Twitter to share their admiration for her performance and the song written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of “La La Land” and “Dear Evan Hanson” fame.
Settle became emotional during the final verses of the song but powered through to deliver the song’s soaring crescendo. “The Greatest Showman” costar Zac Efron used lyrics from the song to applaud Settle. He wrote, “I have no words. @kealasettle you were glorious.”
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) March 5, 2018
“Beauty and the Beast” star Josh Gad also commended on the singer writing, “@kealasettle that voice is not from this planet. My God. #ThisIsMe.”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 5, 2018
Others pointed to a reaction shot of Viola Davis jamming out to the song in the audience.
— Michael Slezak (@MichaelSlezakTV) March 5, 2018
Settle was the last Oscar nominee for best original song to perform and ended her song with an a cappella moment as everyone from the stage marched into the audience. Audience members at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre jumped to their feet with applause.
— broadway.com (@broadwaycom) March 5, 2018
— Rory O’Malley (@RoryOMalley) March 5, 2018
Woooooooo!!!!!!!!! Sing @kealasettle!!!!!!!! Yes. I’m crying and screaming for her like we know each other. Her story is powerful. Her voice is powerful. That song is powerful. You better write @pasekandpaul! #Oscars #ThisIsMe
— Melinda Doolittle (@mdoolittle) March 5, 2018
Some Twitter users expressed how upset they were that “This Is Me” did not win.
— Morgan (@LaurAx1402) March 5, 2018
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez took home the original song Oscar for their tune “Remember Me” from “Coco.” See the full list of Oscar winners here.