Frozen star Idina Menzel tweeted to a Ukrainian girl singing “Let it Go”: “We see you”

But the sound of her singing “Let It Go” from the 2013 Disney film Frozen pierced through uncertainty and fear, drowning out the cries of babies and the chatter of adults.

A video uploaded to Facebook by Marta Smekhova on March 3 shows a child named Amelia singing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen in a bomb shelter in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Marta Smekhova)

“Nothing anymore,” the girl sang in Russian, which translates as “I’m not afraid of anything anymore.”

The moment, which brought tears to some in the bunker, was captured and uploaded to Facebook by Marta Smekhova, who detailed the exchanges between the hideouts.

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The video has been viewed more than 3 million times by people around the world, including American actress and singer Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa in the film.

“We See You”, Menzel tweetedby sharing a clip of the girl.

“We really, really see you,” Menzel wrote, followed by two heart emojis, blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

According to Smekhova, a young girl named Amelia is fond of music and comes across as “sociable” and “talkative”.

“She told me she loves to sing,” Smekhova wrote in a post that was first shared on March 3. The girl also whispered that she “dreams of singing on the big stage in front of the public,” Smekhova said.

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Smekhova said that she encouraged the girl to sing – with the permission of her mother.

“From her first word, there was complete silence in the bomb shelter. … Everyone put aside what they were doing and listened to the song,” Smekhova recalled in a Facebook post that started in Ukrainian and then switched to Russian as she started addressing the Russian people directly.

Two million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, according to the UN.

“Look, Russians, who you are fighting against,” she wrote. “Our children radiate light, and even in a damp dark basement, it does not dim, but flashes even brighter!”

“Let It Go”, which Menzel narrated along with the character Elsa, became a worldwide phenomenon, winning the 2014 Oscar for Best Original Song. The Russian version of the song, sung by Amelia, has been viewed more than 88 million times on YouTube since it was uploaded in December 2013.

In response to what the company called “Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and a tragic humanitarian crisis,” Walt Disney Co. in a statement earlier this month, said the company would suspend screenings in Russia of cinemas, including Pixar’s Blushing. “.

“We will make future business decisions depending on how the situation develops,” the company said, adding that it is working with non-governmental organizations to provide “urgent assistance” to those affected by the crisis.

When Amelia finished singing, the people inside the bomb shelter cheered and applauded. She smiled and stepped off the chair she was standing in, her first public performance.