Four-year-old Ella loves to sing -- particularly music from Disney movies. And so far, the triumph of her young career is a cover of "Let It Go" from "Frozen" that may not be quite as easy to understand as the original (click here for EW's handy "translation"), but what it lacks in accuracy, she makes up for with heart.
Ella's uncle, Danny, told HuffPost Parents that Frozen is Ella's favorite movie right now. But she loves all of the Disney films. "You name it she knows the tune," he said.
Particular favorites include "A Whole New World" from Aladdin ("she knows all the parts including the bird squawk in the song"), "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat" from "The Aristocats" and "I Won't Say I'm in Love" from "Hercules" -- along with non-Disney hits that run the gamut from the Les Miserables soundtrack to songs by Arcade Fire, and of course, Katy Perry's "Roar."
Danny said he heard that the video of Ella singing was posted on the Facebook page of one of the "Frozen's" producers, and "apparently the producer sent it to [Idina Menzel]. ... We tried to explain the significance to Ella and the importance was lost to her. ... We keep trying to explain that, 'The original singer Elsa saw you sing!' And she just goes, 'I'm Elsa, I sang it.'"
Although Ella's recording is particularly compelling when matched to the original animation from the movie, Danny also encourages us to imagine the cuteness going on behind the scenes:
With the Frozen video she dances around in her Elsa nighty with her Elsa cape and her Elsa boots and her Elsa glove. And then at the right time she tosses her glove in to the air. She also lets her hair down at the right time and does her cute stomp in way oversized boots.
And she's always trying to improve; apparently, she's studied the video to see "where she can get better."
In the meantime, we say -- Let it go!
(hat tip: BuzzFeed)
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