John Travolta Butchers Name During Oscars

By: Lindsay McCane - March 3, 2014

John Travolta, 60, was one of the many presenters during the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on March 2. His sole task was to introduce Idina Menzel, the star of the animated film Frozen.

While this might seem like an easy task, for John it wasn’t. He completely butchered her name introducing her as the talented Adele Dazim. No one is quite sure where that came from, as it is not even remotely the same.

Luckily, Travolta’s mangled version of Menzel’s name had little impact, as she went on to perform Let It Go , from the film, and won the best song from a motion picture.

John’s introduction has caused a ton of mockery, and a Twitter profile created for Adele Dazim already has over 5,000 followers.

Below are some of the viewers reactions to Travolta’s attempt at an introduction:

Oh, and if you missed it … here is the Vine that you can watch over and over:

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Lindsay McCane

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  • Redphilly

    John, you have been in the business for many years. You know it’s rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Practice, practice, practice.

  • http://www.lisafxphotostock.com Lisafx13 .

    Seriously, there is no excuse for someone in the business as long as John Travolta to blow this so badly. After 40 years in show business, it’s hard to believe he was that nervous, and to have not practiced and rehearsed was inexcusable.

  • Darla Kaye Beckerson

    God forbid someone should make a mistake. Was it the only one all night? I think not.

  • Debbie

    Why was he even there. He has no movie coming out, he is weird, and Kelly Preston didn’t even look like she wanted to be there. This long in the business and he butchered Idena’s name. so sad.

  • Darlene K

    He didnt butcher it. He COMPLETELY got it wrong!!!!

  • kaptkomet

    HAH……Vinnie Barbarino What??

  • bob cobb

    He needs to see John Lovitz, Seinfeld episode, to get some good advice on a new piece. “Hello, Jack.”

  • robert

    Has John come out of the closet yeat ?

    • show me the bling

      If you don’t know how to spell “yet’ perhaps you should go into a closet with a dictionary. Grow up.

  • indianwoman

    It is great to know that no one criticizing this mistake has never made one themselves — especially with millions watching. No pressure here! Give it a rest.