Something tells us she’s a fan of the movie
During graduation ceremonies at an elementary school, the kids performed “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s hit movie “Moana.” One kid’s performance stood out.
And that might be an understatement.
These kinds of performances are unpredictable, and that’s what makes them so fun. Tons of things can go wrong, from the kids forgetting the words, or forgetting their cues, or not paying attention, or being too shy to follow through, or the classic bursting into tears.
None of those typical occurrences were the problem when this little girl took center stage.
During her class’s rendition of the Oscar-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, one adorable blonde girl put on a bigger star-making performance than The Rock himself. The fact that she’s not even tall enough to reach the microphone did not deter the little diva as she lost all inhibitions and belted out the song with her whole heart and soul.
According to the caption on the YouTube video, 4-year-old Sophia and her classmates were meant to provide a “mellow” rendition of the popular song. Sorry son, Sophia don’t do mellow.
A wallflower she is not.
She knows all the words, as well as when to hit the emotional beats with perfect hand motions. Something tells us she’s listened to the song a few hundred times. And also that her parents have been forced to sit through the movie a few hundred times.
Of course, when your ridiculously cute kid is accompanying the cartoon characters with her own animated performance, a few extra viewings are probably worth it.
Most parents will tell you that when a young child is participating in a play or in a baseball game, it’s not the quality of the performance that counts, it’s the commitment. It’s giving it your best, no matter the results.
Kudos to Sophia’s mom and dad because it looks like she absorbed that lesson. She gives it her best, her all, my all, your all, everybody’s all. So what if the crowd can’t necessarily hear her? Her passion is undeniable! Look at her stomp her little feet and thrust out her arms as she strains to reach the big notes.
I’m exhausted just watching. Here’s hoping her next performance is of The Rock’s big number, because given all the joy that video gives anyone who watches it, a hearty “You’re Welcome” would be well-earned.