Little girl who warmed hearts with her Frozen's 'Let It Go' rendition is safely evacuated out of Ukraine

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A little girl who went viral for singing to a crowded Kyiv bunker has made it out of Ukraine, MailOnline reports.

Seven-year-old Amelia Anisovych melted hearts when a video of her performing the hit song 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen made headlines around the world.

The clip - in which she can be seen singing to a crowd of people gathered in a bunker in Ukrainian capital - was posted to Facebook last week.

The clip went on to amass millions of views as it was shared online, and even earned Amelia messages of support from the song's original singer, Idina Menzel, and its composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who described her as "the little girl with the beautiful voice."

Menzel added: "We see you. We really, really see you."

However, despite bringing comfort to many through her performance, many feared for the 7-year-old's safety as Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Thankfully, it was revealed yesterday that Amelia had managed to reach Poland, where she is now living safely with her grandmother. The brave little girl spent six days in a bunker, before setting out on the two-day journey to the Polish border with her 15-year-old brother, Misha. Her mother and father have remained behind in Kyiv.

In an interview with The Sun, Amelia's mom, Lilia, said: "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."

She added that she was "so sad to wave goodbye to [her] children" but that she knew sending them to Poland was "the best thing to do to make sure they are safe."

The clip of Amelia singing was first posted to Facebook by Marta Smekhova, who described how the shelter fell silent from the moment she started to sing.

"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,' Smekhova wrote.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Little girl who warmed hearts with her Frozen's 'Let It Go' rendition is safely evacuated out of Ukraine

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By Carina Murphy

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A little girl who went viral for singing to a crowded Kyiv bunker has made it out of Ukraine, MailOnline reports.

Seven-year-old Amelia Anisovych melted hearts when a video of her performing the hit song 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen made headlines around the world.

The clip - in which she can be seen singing to a crowd of people gathered in a bunker in Ukrainian capital - was posted to Facebook last week.

The clip went on to amass millions of views as it was shared online, and even earned Amelia messages of support from the song's original singer, Idina Menzel, and its composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who described her as "the little girl with the beautiful voice."

Menzel added: "We see you. We really, really see you."

However, despite bringing comfort to many through her performance, many feared for the 7-year-old's safety as Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Thankfully, it was revealed yesterday that Amelia had managed to reach Poland, where she is now living safely with her grandmother. The brave little girl spent six days in a bunker, before setting out on the two-day journey to the Polish border with her 15-year-old brother, Misha. Her mother and father have remained behind in Kyiv.

In an interview with The Sun, Amelia's mom, Lilia, said: "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."

She added that she was "so sad to wave goodbye to [her] children" but that she knew sending them to Poland was "the best thing to do to make sure they are safe."

The clip of Amelia singing was first posted to Facebook by Marta Smekhova, who described how the shelter fell silent from the moment she started to sing.

"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,' Smekhova wrote.

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy