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Frozen's Idina Menzel Performs 'Let it Go' at Oscars 2014 (Video)

Frozen's Idina Menzel Performs 'Let it Go' at Oscars 2014 (Video)

Idina Menzel belts out her hit song “Let It Go” on stage at the 2014 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood.

The 42-year-old entertainer was introduced to the stage by John Travolta, who had some trouble with the pronunciation of her name. Eek!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Idina Menzel

It was a great night for Frozen, which went home with both Best Animated Film and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”!

FYI: Idina is wearing a Reem Acra dress.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of Idina Menzel’s performance at the 2014 Oscars?


Frozen’s Idina Menzel Performs ‘Let it Go’ at Oscars 2014
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# 1

It really wasn’t her best live performance, she was shaking so much and still was amazing!

# 2
Snow White @ 03/02/2014 at 11:35 pm

Her voice is damaged…

# 3

Terrible performance! She killed the song.

# 4

It still won the Oscar.

# 5

Haters your try and do what she did and then talk…loved it!!!! She is amazing. Think she did well overall I loved her performance she is so cool and so talented and I hope to see how one of my shows… Very High Note you know no one can obviously get that and she was probably a bit nervous who wouldn’t be in front of that audience

# 6

Still got a standing ovations …want to see her show

# 7

She was so nervous to begin with and then freakin TRAVOLTA introduced her as “the wickedly talented.. adel nazime” IDINA MENZEL JOHN! he totally f’d her up! She’s such an amazing talent but her nerves got the best of her and she sang too fast and got lost.

# 8

I agree. Her performance was not good. I feel sorry for her because she is truly talented.

We could clear see that she was extremely nervous. Travolta did not make thins better for her. Damn you, Travolta, for mispronouncing her name!

I still love her though!

# 9

I loved it, only at the end her voice cracked from screaming into the mike. The shaking from probably being nervous didn’t bother me. I give her performance a 9.5:)

I can understand why people not think she’s that great based on this performance alone, but I think it’s a great example of how even Broadway stars get nervous. She really is amazing though. Just one performance that wasn’t her best out of soooo many of hers that were spectaculr. Go youtube her other work :)

This is definitifly a no-no: screamy, nervous and yelling performance by ‘Adel Nazeem’ (shame on U John, just claiming to have a special place in yoir heart for Musical…). Feel sorry for Idina, but this was just not ‘it’. Did love U2, Pink (trouble with breathing but otherwise great) nd maybe most of all…Darlene Love!

Can’t IMAGINE performing like that in front of Bono, Brad and Angie, Sandra Bullock, Ellen, etc!! She rocked it. Travolta should send her a big ol bouquet to apologize! Yikes.

For me, only end was not that good, anyway, great performance, I’m not a singer but in my opinion Let it Go is a very hard song to sing. And it’s obvious that every performer would be nervous, it was her first time at Oscars! Without ending, the performance was amazing! Happy it won!

Let it Go is not a hard song to sing.
I’m not familiar with Idina but she seemd blase, under prepared. She’s been performing live for years so she should have been more professional.
Rested her voice, made sure it was at least as good as the recording.
Instead you have something like this?
Oscar performance is probably a one in a lifetime thing…
Awful.

Why do some singers feel the need to scream out a song?! It was awful. Kudos to Pink for her powerful yet contained rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

siennagold @ 03/03/2014 at 12:56 am

She was painful to listen to

@Indignant: She’s about to premiere a new broadway show this week, crazy rahearsals, 8 shows a week.

Oh lawdy! :( I still love you Idina but I’ll stick to the recorded version which I listen to probably 20 times a day.

Brilliant! Kudos to her.

I thought the performance was AWFUL. I cringed through the whole thing. And that last note was so forced. It’s amazing what auto-tune can do for you when you’re in a studio.

oooh… I expected a lot more. Idina is amazing in my opinion, but this performance was off timing, off key in places, and she just sounded all around nervous. Not like her at all!

She was amazing, what are you talking about?! Obviously it wasn’t up to par compared to the real soundtrack version, but it’s like that for any artist! she rocked it! (:

Psychoflute @ 03/03/2014 at 3:13 pm

For all the haters out there, this version was sped way up and had been re-arranged from the original, so of course it didn’t sound as good. She couldn’t hold the notes the way she did in the original recorded version due to the faster pace. Not to mention that if she has a busy rehearsal schedule for an upcoming Broadway role (as another commentor had mentioned) she probably didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for this new arrangement.

She’s always wonderful in my opinion, but she just seemed like she needed a little more prep work for this one.

She rehearsed the same song on friday, in the same stage, with the same orchesta…c’mon people, they even cut off the song for her and she knew it (less words = more rested voice, it’s logical because its a difficult song and they did this so she could be able to hit the last note easly, unfortunately she could not :’( )

It’s a shame, i did not like the way she rushed some moments of the song but i guess it was because she did not hear well? but that last note…oh my i cant find an excuse :’( she even looks so disapointed at hersef, she did not enjoy singing the song at all, its a shame because it was probably the most important stage of her life…

Shawna Spellacy @ 03/03/2014 at 4:41 pm

She looked and sounded beautiful!

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