After being criticized over her performance of “Let It Go” during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015 with Ryan Seacrest, Idina Menzel is speaking out.
“This is something I said in an interview a few months ago,” the 43-year-old performer tweeted along with a picture of the clip.
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“There are about 3 million notes in a two-and-a-half-hour musical; being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to realize that if I’m hitting 75 percent of them, I’m succeeding. Performing isn’t only about the acrobatics and the high notes. It’s staying in the moment, connecting with the audience in an authentic way, and making yourself real to them through the music. I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them,” Idina said in the past interview.