The young girl who went viral with a heartwarming video of her belting out Frozen hit ‘Let it Go’ from a crowded bunker in Ukraine has made it safely out of the country. Amelia Anisovych, seven, made headlines last week when the footage of her singing the Disney classic was posted on Facebook.
The clip immediately went viral and was even discussed on This Morning, bringing presenter Holly Willoughby to tears. Many feared the girl from the video would come to harm if she remained in the bunker, however it has recently been reported that she has made it out safely.
According to The Sun, Amelia made the trip alongside her 15-year-old brother Misha, while her parents remained behind in Kyiv. Her mother, Lilia, 39, told The Sun : “I always knew Amelia was very talented and a sweet angel and now the whole world knows the same. But it is a tragedy that she is only a star because of so much death and destruction. I was so sad to wave goodbye to my children but it was the best thing to do to make sure they are safe.”
The video was first posted by Marta Smekhova, who filmed Amelia with the permission of her mother. She captioned the clip: “From the first word, there was complete silence [in the bomb shelter]… everyone put their business aside and listened to a song by this girl who was just beaming light… even men couldn’t hold back the tears.”
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Some observers can be seen lying on the floor, while others stand around Amelia and record the performance on their phones. When she finishes her performance, the crowd can be heard cheering and applauding.
“Seeing in one of the Kyiv bomb shelters, how children draw bright pictures in half-darkness, I, of course, couldn’t silently pass by… I stopped, praised, offered to do a little exhibition to somehow decorate this not so happy place,” wrote Smekhova.
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