An 8-year-old Ukrainian Refugee earns the Golden Buzzer after an emotional dance audition.
Zlata Komenko and her family fled to Spain as refugees from the war. It was recommended while she was there to enroll in a dance school, and her mother had managed to secure a scholarship.
Because she had such a gift to express humanity through dance, her dance teacher Jose Antonio Checa helped her secure an audition on Got Talent Global. With tears threatening to fall, Zlata told the judges she was dedicating her dance to all the children of Ukraine and to the people of Ukraine.
Her declaration made the judges tear up, and she hadn’t even begun to dance yet. Soon, she was dancing across the stage with poise, grace, and joy through ballet. It was utterly stunning and mesmerizing to watch. The audience and the judges were captivated by this precious little girl.
When she came to the end of the performance, both the judges and the audience gave her a standing ovation. But the excitement didn’t end there; the crowd began to chant for the judges to award this tiny dancer with the Golden Buzzer.
But then it happened, the judges one by one agreed, and suddenly gold was falling from the ceiling.
One viewer wrote about how brave she was to be in a foreign country, “To be only eight years old, living in a foreign country and speaking Spanish is one thing. But to dance so expressively and to speak so eloquently is totally off the charts. I love the Ukrainian people, the crimes that are being committed against them at this time will never be forgotten. She is top drawer in my books.”
Another wrote how proud she should be, “Have no clue what was being said, but I also couldn't hold my tears back. What a beautiful, brave, and amazing little girl. She should be so proud of herself. Can't imagine what she is going through!! God bless her and all the Ukrainian people!”
We may not understand what is being said, but we can see the turmoil and strength that lies in her heart. He’s given this sweet child a precious gift to express love, grace, hope, sorrow, and joy through the gift of dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
Photo Credit: ©iStock/Getty Images Plus/HStocks