A video of a little girl singing the song ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ movie in a Kiev air raid shelter has gone viral, with 2013 film star Idina Menzel and others responding .
The clip was first shared on Facebook last week by Marta Smekhova, who said the girl’s name was Amelia and she recorded the video with her mother’s permission.
In the video, the girl with braided hair looks nervously at the camera before singing the song. She stands in a crowded shelter, with adults and other children talking and moving about.
But as she continued to sing, the shelter fell silent – others listening to her performance and recording.
The video went viral on social media, garnering millions of views.
Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa, the character who sings “Let it Go” in “Frozen,” shared the video on Twitter, writing, “We see you. We really, really see you. She also shared emojis of blue and yellow heart, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who composed the song with her husband, Robert Lopez, also shared the video.
“Dear little girl with a beautiful voice,” she tweeted. “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 light in your heart and heals all those who hear it. Keep singing! We’re listening!”
Smekhova shared on Facebook that Amelia “loves to sing” and “dreams of singing on a big stage in front of an audience”, as translated in several reports.
The UN said on Tuesday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused more than 2 million people to flee the country. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Poland and Romania on Wednesday as the United States and NATO nations seek to bolster Ukrainian forces.