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Utahn Lexi Walker sings 'Let It Go' live during sing-along on 'Good Morning America'

Compiled by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Feb. 26 8:19 p.m. MST

 Wednesday morning, Utahn Lexi Walker, 11, was featured on \

Wednesday morning, Utahn Lexi Walker, 11, was featured on "Good Morning America" during a live sing-along of "Let It Go" in Times Square.

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On Wednesday morning, Utahn Lexi Walker, 11, was featured on "Good Morning America" during a live sing-along of "Let It Go" in Times Square.

Several covers of the popular song from "Frozen" were featured along with live video feeds from groups around the world. The segment began with a live shot of Broadway star and Tony Award-winning artist Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, who kicked off the song with the cast of "If/Then."

The video then cut to Times Square where Lexi, along with two other soloists, joined in and were backed by the New York City Children’s Chorus.

Throughout the song, multiple participants were shown including a children's group at Walt Disney World, a gospel choir from Little Rock, Ark., and a group at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, Calif.


Friends and family cheered Lexi on, and her school district gave her a shout-out on Twitter.

Earlier this month, Lexi was featured in a "Let It Go" cover with Alex Boyé that has been viewed more than 19 million times on YouTube.

Email: spetersen@deseretnews.com

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1. Lifecoach
Orem/Utah, UT,
Feb. 26, 2014

It was a mess. It would have been so much better with just Lexi Walker all by herself.

2. Reflectere
Utah, UT,
Feb. 26, 2014

@ Lifecoach - I think you miss the point of the video. It was a beautiful display of humanity and unity all bundle in a chorus of fun and joy. It wasn't meant to be an artistically detailed masterpiece (albeit some may argue that it was, indeed, just that!)

3. AZKID
Mapleton, UT,
Feb. 26, 2014

Absolutely agree that it was a mess, Lifecoach. The concept was not all that bad, but they should have only included people who could actually carry a tune in a bucket. The three girls at GMA, the original artist (without her male companions), the choirs, and a few select one-off kids (there were a few good ones.). Or maybe just Lexi alone...

4. islandboy
Honolulu, HI,
Feb. 26, 2014

A mess, really? Come on, it was cute. A little out of tune especially the adults. It would have fine with just the kids alone. Just "let it go"!

5. USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT,
Feb. 27, 2014

Whoever was in charge certainly didn't want Lexi to take over. No offense to anybody, but Lexi Walker is the reason the video went viral.