Are you looking for something that will give you an intense desire to give birth to a child and raise it for eighteen years? Lucky you, I have just the video to do that. It’s a recording of a four-year-old girl named Ella singing “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Her Uncle Danny recorded it and explained to Buzzfeed how much his neice enjoys Disney music:
“[Ella] spends hours watching the Disney numbers and practicing her routines in the corresponding princess garb, dance moves and all. And she will try as hard as possibly to match every syllable and every move.”
As someone who grew up listening to various Disney soundtracks on cassette tape before falling asleep each night, I can totally relate. I can also relate as an adult woman who’s spent every day since I saw the movie more than a month ago singing “Let It Go” to myself while I do anything and everything around the house. Folding laundry? “Let It Go” moment. Opening a soda can? Total “Let it Go” moment. Watching a sitcom rerun? I don’t need to hear the dialogue, it’s time to sing “Let it Go.”
Ella can be a little hard to understand, especially if you’re not as familiar with the song as some of us (just kidding, half the lyrics I sing are mumbles). But she clearly loves the song and her little voice is simply precious. It’s particularly adorable that she seems to have renamed the song “Let It Doe.” That’s totally acceptable; creative liberties must be taken when covering a song. Oh, and how perfect is it that Ella’s name is only one letter off from Elsa, the character who sings the song in the movie? That’s pretty perfect. This is the kind of recording that makes you hopeful for the youth of today, if only for the fact that they have good taste in music.
Listen to Ella’s version below, and then enjoy Elsa’s version (sung by Idina Menzel, who according to Buzzfeed has heard Ella’s).