Coming into the Oscar ceremony with not only a favorite to win an Oscar, but one of the most popular songs around, Idina Menzel performed her hit song “Let It Go” for a rehearsal show last night.
In addition to Idina Menzel, big Grammy winning stars such as Pharell and U2 were both on the stage last night, preparing for Hollywood’s biggest night, and rehearsing their Oscar-nominated songs.
She performs the hit song “Let It Go” as the character Elsa in Frozen. In addition to Menzel, the film stars Kristen Bell as her sister, Princess Anna, as well as Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.
It was announced in early February that the Frozen star would be taking the stage at the Oscars, and fans immediately went crazy with excitement.
It's really happening. I'm singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) February 11, 2014
In addition to “Let It Go” from Frozen, the other nominated songs are “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and “The Moon Song” from Her. The nominees are down to four due to the Academy removing “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the list of nominations.
Menzel’s “Let It Go” has been elevated to a whole new level for songs from films, and unlike most of the previous nominations, it has become a singalong song that people all over have fallen in love with, and it was also turned into a viral hit with the help of a new version of the song that featured it being sung in 25 different languages.
Getting Oscar jitters guys. Oh and my son pointed to picture of Elsa and said he "wanted to see Elsa's boobies". #weirdparentingmoment
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) February 28, 2014
“Let It Go” is taken from the latest Disney film Frozen, which became an instant hit after being released around the holidays. The film has already received great praise, and in addition to its Oscar nominations for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature, the film has already won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. It is certainly the favorite to win both awards at the Oscars.
Idina Menzel’s performance at the Oscars will be the first time that the song has been performed for a televised audience. The song has grown with such popularity that it could even be enough to get some people to watch the show, even if they are not interested in the rest of the awards.
Just finished tech for @IfThenMusical fitting for Oscar dresses tomorrow. So exciting.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) February 20, 2014
Tune in for the Oscars on Sunday, March 2nd at 8 p.m., and see Idina Menzel and the other nominees performing their songs live.
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