As reported here in the Daily Mail, thousands of children applied for the search and the number of applicants was reduced to 60. Of these, 11 made it to the final. Five awesome girls made up the group known as The Poppy Girls.
At the time, those five girls included Megan Adams, Florence Ransom, Bethany Davy, Charlotte Melbourne, and Alice Melbourne. The Poppy Girls performed a song written by American artist Regina Spector. The song is called The Call (No need to say goodbye).
The shockingly beautiful song was first performed at the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance. Queen Elizabeth II was one of the distinguished guests of this luxurious affair.
The Festival of Remembrance celebrates the end of the First World War and is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. There are a variety of activities to celebrate the occasion, including musical performances, religious rites, wreaths and poppies.
Part of the memorial includes everyone stopping for what they are doing at 11 a.m. and joining in a moment of silence to remember those who lost the war.
As part of the special stage, The Poppy Girls gave a great performance. However, just when audiences thought it couldn’t get any better, something incredibly magical happened when one of the Poppy Girls reunited with her military father, as you’ll see in the video below.