"Keep singing! We are listening!"
A little girl who is seeking shelter from the uncertainty in Ukraine is receiving love for her rendition of "Let It Go", from the movie Frozen. The video was shared on social media, where it soon went viral, according to PEOPLE.
In the clip, the adorable girl belts out an amazing performance of the 2010 Disney movie and as it turns out, her performance received a nod from the famous Frozen star Idina Menzel herself. "We see you. We really, really see you. 💙💛" wrote Menzel retweeting the video.
The video begins with the young girl standing before a group of people in what appears to be a bomb shelter. As the girl—identified as Amelia— starts singing the first few lines of "Let It Go," the group goes quiet, with some taking out their phones to film.
The child is met with applause after she finishes singing, with one person cheering "Bravo, bravo," as the young girl (wearing her hair in Elsa's signature braid) smiles and looks around.
Little girl singing "Let it go" in a shelter#UkraineRussianWar #Ukraine #UkraineUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/6gfcUoiwJJ— Ankita Jain (@Ankita20200) March 6, 2022
According to CNN, the video was recorded in a shelter in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine by a woman named Marta Smekhova who visited the bunker situated in Kyiv last week before sharing it on Facebook. Amelia told Marta that she wanted to be "a singer on a grand stage." Marta said to Amelia, "Well, why not start now?"
Amelia's performance also caught the eye of Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who co-wrote the music for Frozen, including "Let It Go." Anderson-Lopez shared the clip on Twitter, with an open letter to Amelia.
"Dear Little Girl with the beautiful voice," she began. "My husband and I wrote this song as part of a story about healing a family in pain. The way you sing it is like a magic trick that spreads the light in your heart and heals everyone who hears it. Keep singing! We are listening!"
Hi little princess, i'm a music producer from the Netherlands. You have a beautiful voice. I will record a song or 2 or even a cd with you. Every penny will go to the people of Ukraine. Let's get together, with you and your parents.! And keep on singing, everybody loves it!— Magnolia Leaf (@LeafMagnolia) March 6, 2022
There were several other celebrities who lauded the little girl for her heartwarming Ukrainian rendition of the song. According to HuffPost, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper choked up as he told viewers, "It’s hard to say anything after that, except thank you, Amelia. Thank you for that grace."
As for Holly Willoughby, she couldn't hold back her tears as the touching video played on Monday's This Morning, reports Independent. "Such innocence, isn't it," said Willoughby in tears, while Gyles Brandreth shared, "We're seeing the worst and the best of humanity in this crisis aren't we?" Willoughby added, "It's horrible, it's horrible" as the show cut for a break. Speaking to ITV News host Mary Nightingale, Willoughby later admitted, "We all just fell to pieces there."
This. The Russia words she's singing (diff from English version):— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 7, 2022
Let it go, and forget.
What's gone - can't return
Let it go, and forget.
A new day will show your path.
I'm not afraid of anything.
Let it storm.
The cold is something I always liked.
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