Idina Menzel will perform 'Frozen' song 'Let It Go' at the Oscars (+video)
Idina Menzel will perform the hit song 'Let It Go' from the animated movie 'Frozen' at the Oscars ceremony on March 2, according to ABC. Idina Menzel stars in the film as Elsa, a queen who can create and manipulate snow and ice.
Molly Driscoll is a Books and the Culture staff writer.
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There was a question of whether Menzel or singer Demi Lovato, who performed the single version of “Let It Go,” would perform the song at the Oscars ceremony if the song was performed at all, but Menzel will indeed be belting the tune on March 2, said ABC.
“It’s really happening,” Menzel herself tweeted. “I’m singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity.”
The actress portrays Elsa, the heir to the throne of Arendelle who can create and control snow and ice. The movie is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” and co-stars Kristen Bell as Elsa’s sister Anna, “Glee” actor Jonathan Groff as mountain resident Kristoff, and Josh Gad as Olaf, a snowman.
“Frozen” is also nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar this year in addition to Best Original Song for "Let It Go."
The Disney animated musical has become a smash hit at the box office, grossing more than $368 million domestically so far, according to the website Box Office Mojo. The movie was also mostly a critical success, currently holding a score of 74 out of 100 on the review aggregator site Metacritic, and the film’s songs have also been well-received, with the movie’s soundtrack becoming the first to top the Billboard 200 for four weeks (non-consecutively) since the “Bad Boys II” soundtrack in 2003.
Menzel was part of the original Broadway cast of the musical “Rent” and starred in the original Broadway version of “Wicked,” in which she portrayed Elphaba, the young girl who would become Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. Menzel won a Best Actress Tony for that role. She is currently set to return to Broadway for the musical “If/Then,” which will premiere on March 27 after previews.