I love how YouTube allows me to take a break from my routine and relive a moment from film or theater. This is one of my favorite songs from the musical, Les Miserables. Listen to the soul searching and passion in his voice. He cannot quiet his conscience and let another fall for his crime. The song's momentum builds with power as he gathers courage to proclaim his identity and accept the consequences. I love when music and lyrics reveal the character's inner struggle and revelation from line to line. That's when a character grabs not only my attention, but also my empathy. The music creates a bridge for this type of intimacy between the performer and the audience.
A little funny observation: I love how he sings the song, but his facial expressions kind of crack me up during the performance :) I'm sure there's a SNL skit somewhere about these "wide-eyed" performing actors.