Lea Michele shows her emotions, her beauty and her strength in the video for her first single, 'Cannonball.'

The 'Glee' star moves from darkness into light, so the visual falls in line with the lyrics, and she's utterly striking as she belts the lyrics about triumphing over tragedy. You can't help but think that she maybe thought of her late BF and co-star Cory Monteith to channel real, genuine emotion while filming.

At the 2:50 mark, when her chest is heaving slightly and she stares straight ahead, it's a powerful image that touches a nerve. Michele has the face and the voice to carry the song and the video, and that's just what she does here.