Ukrainian woman brings Holly Willoughby to tears with viral video singing from Kyiv bunker Brighton News

A UKRAINIAN child sheltering in a bunker has caught the eye of celebrities after a video of her singing Let It Go went viral on social media.

The girl, believed to be named Amelia, was captured singing the hit Disney film Frozen in her native language from an underground bunker in the capital Kiev, as people gathered to watch.

The video, posted to Facebook by user Marta Smekhova, has garnered more than 86,000 likes and has been viewed 2.6 million times since it was posted on the platform on Thursday.

Brighton-born Holly Willoughby was visibly moved as she presented a clip from the video on This Morning.

After the clip, journalist Camilla Tominey, who was speaking on the show, said: “I’ve never seen this before actually… She’s the age of my youngest daughter, it’s awful .”

A tearful Holly replied, “Such innocence. This is awful, this is awful,” before co-host Phillip Schofield interrupted a commercial break.

Idina Menzel, who played the lead role of Elsa in the 2013 Disney musical, showed her support for Amelia to her more than 680,000 Twitter followers.

The star reposted the video with yellow emojis and a blue heart and wrote, “We see you. We really, really see you.

Alongside the original video posted on Facebook, Ms Smekhova wrote that she spoke to the little girl after seeing her drawing “bright pictures” in the dim light of the shelter.

Translated from Ukrainian to English by Google, her post reads: “She (told me) that in addition to drawing, she liked to sing…and whispered her dream that she wanted to sing on the big stage in front of an audience.

“I said, do you see how many people are here? Here, for them, you will sing.

Ms Smekhova wrote that she initially feared no one could hear Amelia singing, but continued: “From the first word, there was complete silence in the bomb shelter.

“Everyone put their work aside and listened to a song performed by this girl who just shone with light.

“Even the men couldn’t hold back their tears.”

After getting permission from Amelia’s mother to share the video online, Ms Smekhova said she promised the family she would make sure people around the world saw it.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-07 14:57:47

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