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Dec052018

Hugh Jackman wants Pink to sing "The Greatest Showman" tunes on tour with him

AEG Presents/TEG-Dainty/Robert FoxAttention pop stars on The Greatest Showman: Reimagined album: Hugh Jackman wants you

Specifically, the man who played P.T. Barnum in the hit film wants you to guest star with him on his upcoming world tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday for Jackman's tour, which hits North America on June 18, and he told reporters on Tuesday that he wants to invite fellow stars to make surprise appearances with him. One he's got his eye on? Pink, who, along with her daughter Willow, recorded "A Million Dreams" for The Greatest Showman: Reimagined.

Jackman told reporters. "I would love it if Pink, and even her daughter, came on and sang 'A Million Dreams' one night. Or, of course, if she wanted me, I'd go on her show!  We're actually touring at the same time."

It turns out Jackman is kinda obsessed with Pink.  Calling her live show "extraordinary," he revealed, "I cried.  Like, her connection to the audience -- I found that so inspirational."

Jackman also wants Kelly Clarkson to join him. She's on The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, too.

Attempting to explain the success of The Greatest Showman and its best-selling soundtrack, Jackman said, "Certainly, the music was the really big key-in, I think for everybody...and then I think the story had a lot of heart. It's a very earnest story about being yourself, following your dreams, not letting anybody else get in your way and being proud of that."

So who are the greatest showmen Jackman has ever seen?  He names Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, JAY-Z and, surprisingly, Colin Hay, frontman for "Down Under" Australian band Men at Work.

Claims Jackman, "Record labels send people to go and see Colin Hay to understand how to hold an audience in the palm of your hand."

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