'The Greatest Showman' Star Keala Settle Praises Lea Salonga

Yup, she can still sing just like Mulan.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/kealasettle, (RIGHT) Instagram/msleasalonga

It's no secret that Lea Salonga's singing skills are still as top-notch as they were when she was the singing voice of Mulan back in 1998. (Mulan's normal speaking voice was done by Ming-Na Wen.) Lea is also known, of course, as the voice of Aladdin's Jasmine. But there's nothing like hearing her sing "Reflection" just as she did two decades (!) ago for the classic film. That's exactly what The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle gushed about in her video that she posted on July 30. If you didn't know, Keala played the Bearded Lady in the hit movie musical.

Keala was with Lea at Tramp Stamp Granny's, a bar in Los Angeles, when Lea sang a few lines of the unforgettable song. On Twitter, Keala heaped praise on Lea—in all caps, no less—and called Lea "an international treasure." She continues, "I could listen to her sing FOREVER." Posting the same video on Instagram, Keala says, "She will always be incredible."

Keala followed up the video posted on Instagram with a photo of Lea, continuing her praise for the singer and actress. "I can't stress enough how much I love her. Her voice is clear as crystal." She adds, "She is salt of the earth. I am obsessed with her." Mentioning Lea, she says, "You are my idol."

If Lea's singing wasn't impressive enough as it is, she reveals in a tweet that she actually had a few drinks when she gave the impromptu performance. Given Keala's admiration for Lea and their incredible talent, we're hoping we'll soon see a project with them together.

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