Ukrainian girl’s rendition of Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ from a bunker : Oscar winning song : Amelia

Ukrainian girl’s touching rendition of ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen ‘moves men to tears’ as they hunker down in a bomb shelter in Kyiv: US finalizes plan for Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine in ongoing Russian invasion Amelia…

Ukrainian girl's rendition of Frozen's 'Let it Go' from a bunker : Oscar winning song : Amelia

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Ukrainian girl’s touching rendition of ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen ‘moves men to tears’ as they hunker down in a bomb shelter in Kyiv: US finalizes plan for Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine in ongoing Russian invasion
Amelia belted out a version of the Oscar-winning song in a bomb shelter in Kyiv
The video was recorded by a woman who visited the shelter to help decorate it
The girl was nervous because it was her first performance, but she commanded cheers and applause to others seeking shelter in the bunker
On Sunday, the US ‘greenlit’ plans for Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine
NATO rejected calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine out of fear of escalating conflict

A little girl’s moving rendition of the hit song ‘Let It Go’ from the animated film Frozen, performed and recorded while she hunkered down in a bomb shelter in Kyiv, has gone viral as Ukrainian forces continue to fight off a Russian invasion.

Video of the girl, named Amelia, singing at the shelter was first posted to Facebook on Thursday by Marta Smekhova, who says she filmed it with permission from the girl’s mother.

‘From the first word in the [bomb shelter] came complete silence… everyone put their business aside and listen[ed] to a song by this girl who was just beaming light… even men couldn’t hold back the tears,’ Smekhova wrote.

It is unclear when the video was taken or where in Kyiv the shelter is located.

The footage has been shared 99,000 times on Facebook. It has been reposted on various social media sites, with each version racking up tens of thousands of views.

On Sunday, plans for Poland to send fighter jets to Ukraine were given the ‘green light’ by the U.S. amid warnings from Russia that countries hosting Kyiv’s military aircraft could end up being involved in an armed conflict.

In the video, Amelia belts out a version of ‘Let It Go’ for those sheltering in the bunker. Some are seen lying on the floor, while others stand or sit around Amelia and record her performance on their phones.

The song was originally recorded for the soundtrack of the animated Disney film Frozen. Sung by actress Idina Menzel and written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2014, Disney released a compilation of 42 foreign-language versions of the song, including translations in Ukrainian and Russian.

When Amelia finishes, the crowd erupts in cheers and applause.

‘Bravo! Bravo!’ one voice exclaims, as a shy and rosy-cheeked Amelia clutches her hands in front of her face.

Smekhova said she filmed the girl, whose age is not known, while visiting a bomb shelter in Kyiv.

‘Seeing in one of the Kyiv bomb storage, how children draw bright pictures in half-darkness, I, of course, couldn’t silently pass by… stopped, praised, offered to do a little exhibition to somehow decorate this not so happy place,’ she wrote, according to a translation of her Facebook post, which was written in Ukrainian.

She says she painted images with a boy and a girl.

‘The girl turned out to be so friendly, so talkative…

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