Thursday, March 20, 2014

At Least Learn the Words if You're Going to Sing It.

The other day I got a phone call from my three-year-old niece, AKA "The Child Who Hates Me." Our rocky relationship hasn't improved much during the course of her almost four-year life. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. I've tried everything you people have told me to do. IT'S LIKE SHE DOESN'T EVEN APPRECIATE ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS HAIR.

So I was surprised, and excited, when I realized it was her on the other end. Then the most hysterical and adorable phone conversation that has ever happened took place.

Emrie: Hi, Ailai [Eli].

Eli: Hey kiddo! What's happening, girlfriend!

(Eli suddenly feels embarrassed for saying "girlfriend" because he's worried that it's going to look like he's trying too hard. His palms become sweaty.)

Emrie: Oh, you know. I'm just hanging out with my mom and doing all kinds of really important things.

Eli: I bet you are. You can tell me about them if you want.

Emrie: I actually want to sing a very important song to you that's from my heart.

(In eager anticipation, Eli attempts not to sound too desperate.)

Eli: Ok. Sure. Whatever.

Emrie started singing Let It Go, the song that every child in America has been screaming for several months now. I expected her to sing it for ten seconds before getting bored and moving on to something else. Or realizing that I was on the other end of that phone conversation, dropping the phone, and running away screaming.

But you guys. SHE SANG THE ENTIRE SONG. It took almost four minutes. And it was SO dramatic. But the vast majority of the words were not really words in the English language. Whatever though. I liked her version better.

Eli: That was incredible!

Emrie: I know. It was impredible. And my hair is really cute, too.

Eli: I bet it is. Why do you like that song, Emrie?

Emrie: I just really like it when she says, "the cold never bothered me, ANYWAY."

The moment I got off the phone with Emrie, I demanded that my sister record a video of it so I could share it with you. So, yes. I'm yet another person polluting the Internet with a cover of this song. But I don't care. This cover should replace ALL of the covers.

Things to note:

Hand actions just after a minute or so.

You can tell that my sister resentfully knows the words to this song.

The last 15 seconds are the most incredible 15 seconds of all human history. Especially when Emrie turns into Liza Minnelli.

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. That made my day! It was adorable and good, that girl's got skill. I especially liked the sassy pose she struck at the end.

  2. I'm actually really impressed. My son is almost 5 and the best he can do is the chorus to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I shudder to think just how many times your sister had to listen to that song in order for your niece to get most of those words memorized. Your sister is a super-mommy! (And your hair is looking wonderful today)

  3. Ok. So this video was really funny and everything. But beyond that, that kid is actually pretty talented for a three year old. She has so much spunk and a really powerful voice. I loved every second of this and this is coming from someone who is SO freaking sick of that song. And that last pose just about made me fall out of my chair.

  4. Love it! The baby screaming in the background just adds to the awesomeness that is this video!

  5. My favorite part? "MYYYYYYY don't care what their GOOOOOOIIIING to say!"

  6. That background singer though.... kinda pitch-y

  7. I think I'm going to go the rest of the day with a huge grin on my face. Thank you!

  8. Could you please ask your sister to re-record it without the BG singer and turning the phone to landscape? That would be even more awesome, thaaaaaaaaaaaannnks.

    You're using a new shampoo or something, right? Because your hair today, Oh. Em. Gee.

  9. How is this kid not on Ellen? I would watch that episode.

  10. Thank you for letting us preview part of Emrie's Wedding reception video. I would send it to Ellen, she looks sassy enough for television ;)

  11. I just really like that her little sibling in the back ONLY screams when she is singing. He/She really does want to sing too!

  12. That was amazing! I wish I could sing that well, much less my 4 year old. Very impressive!

  13. She is adorable! My (almost) 5 year old parked herself right next to me and was singing along with her (making hand motions herself, and making her Elsa doll dance too.)

  14. It kills me that she actually said "frozen fractals"...super impressed!

  15. So is it "no booze for me" or "no boobs for me"?

    I also love "the past is in the CAAASSSTTT!!!!"

    SO adorable.

  16. Im pretty sure at 2:55 she says "the past is in the gas"
    And I think thats amazing.

  17. Great hair must run in your family, she is adorable!

  18. "The past is in the cast" = best line EVER

  19. Your hair looks terrific today, Eli. Did you do something different?