Utah-Tube: A few of the greatest ‘Greatest Showman’ covers by local artists


Elisha Garrett as the Bearded Lady sings “This is Me” in BYU Vocal Point’s mashup of “The Greatest Showman.” (Photo courtesy of BYU Vocal Point Facebook)

“The Greatest Showman” hit theaters Dec. 20, 2017. Since then, the musical’s anthems have been on repeat throughout the world.

With music written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — the award-winning songwriters behind Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and movie musical “La La Land” — most artists want a piece of the songwriters’ genius, including Utah musicians.

In no particular order, here are seven “The Greatest Showman” covers by Utah artists.

Vote on your favorite Utah-Tube cover of “The Greatest Showman” at the end of the article.

Madilyn Paige and Tanner James — Mashup

Provo singer Madilyn Paige captures the power of the musical anthems with a touch of sweetness as she covers three songs: “This is Me, “Never Enough” and “Rewrite the Stars.” Another Provo singer, Tanner James, joins Paige for the “Rewrite the Stars” duet. The duo first sang together in Season 6 of “The Voice” when they were paired against each other in the Battle Round.

Maddie Wilson — “A Million Dreams”

A stripped down version of “A Million Dreams,” country singer Maddie Wilson sings and plays the guitar in her music video. The Salem resident said “The Greatest Showman” is currently one of her favorite movies.

One Voice Children’s Choir — “This is Me”

Always adorable, the One Voice Children’s Choir took on the movie’s main message in song, “This is Me.” The choir of children ranging from ages four to 17 was joined by BEKM, a Utah-based band made up of five young award-winning musicians,  and Aeris Aerial Arts, an aerial acrobatics group in Sandy, Utah.

Scott & Ryceejo — “Tightrope”

The husband and wife duo, Scott and Rycee, took on one of the less frequently covered songs, “Tightrope.” Ballroom dancers Stephanie Shattuck Cole and David Moon joined the Provo couple for the music video.

Idos Media — “Never Enough”

Idos Media is all about production value. With dramatic lighting, the video production company captures the emotion of power song, “Never Enough.” Hanna Zenger sings the song while Ethan Davis plays the piano.

BYU Vocal Point – Mashup

The a cappella music video included four songs from “The Greatest Showman”: “The Greatest Show,” “Come Alive,” “Rewrite the Stars” and “This is Me.” To help the nine-man a cappella group capture the showmanship of the movie, the BYU Cougarettes and Aeris Aerial Tricks joined the group for production value. The BYU Cougarettes is BYU’s drill team that has won 17 National Collegiate Dance Team Champion titles. Aeris Aerial Tricks, where the music video was filmed, teaches aerial skills in Sandy, Utah.

The Piano Guys — “Rewrite the Stars”

At the beginning of the music video, Steven Sharp Nelson shared his love story in words as he took viewers to the sites where his love story began. He showed where he first met his wife, where he picked her up for their first date as well as where they got engaged. The Nelsons, accompanied by pianist Jon Schmidt, played “Rewrite the Stars” from the hit movie, “The Greatest Showman.”

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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