Idina Menzel Set To Perform ‘Frozen’ Theme “Let It Go” At The 2014 OscarsBy: Meaghan Ellis - February 11, 2014
Idina Menzel has a reason to be excited given the esteemed notification she received today!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the ABC network announced the Frozen star will be performing at the 86th Academy Awards. Menzel, who was the star voiceover artist for the leading role of Elsa, the Snow Queen, will perform “Let It Go” from the film’s motion picture soundtrack.
The massive 2013 box office success has been lauded with two Oscar nominations. “Let it Go,” the film’s theme song, is nominated for the Best Original Song. The song’s contenders include: Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “Ordinary Love” by U2 from the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Karen O’s “The Moon Song,” which was featured in Her.
The 42-year-old singer-actress took to Twitter to share her elation of the prestigious honor. “It’s really happening,” she tweeted. “I’m singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity.”
While the official announcement may have solidified Menzel’s place in the performance lineup, the publication reports that the Broadway star has already been rehearsing the live rendition of the song in anticipation of the upcoming Oscars.
Menzel’s notable acting credits include the Broadway musical Rent, Wicked which she received a Tony Award for, and the 2007 box office success Enchanted.
Disney’s Frozen, which was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, was theatrically released in the United States on November 27, 2013. The film has grossed more than an estimated $914,180,767 since its box office release. The animated fairy tale will be released for digital download on Feb. 25. The Blu-ray/DVD release is set for March 18.
The 2014 Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The biggest night in film is scheduled to air Sunday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET on the Alphabet.