Idina Menzel will be singing Let It Go from the hit animated Disney movie Frozen at the 2014 Oscars. Menzel will be up against music industry standards like Pharrell Williams and U2 in the best song category. Besides being nominated for Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars, Frozen is also up for Best Animated Feature.
Idina Menzel is one of two artists heard singing Let It Go during the movie, the other being Demi Lovato. The cast recently made headlines for singing Let It Go at Los Angeles’s Vibrato Grill Jazz club. As the Inquisitr reported earlier this month, Idina Menzel was joined by Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana to record live music from the hit movie. A rare opportunity to see the artists singing the songs live, the crowd was treated to a memorable evening.
Let It Go was written by by the husband-and-wife team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. If the song wins, Robert will become the youngest ever member of the coveted EGOT club. Idina Menzel’s version of the song was at the top of the Billboard charts multiple times during a 200 week period and continues to find itself hovering near the top of the list. Though Idina Menzel has only sung the song live a few times, her performance at a Disney event last August brought the house down.
As Menzel, Pharrell Williams, and U2 prepared for singing their songs at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, they got the opportunity to hear their competition live. Menzel was trying to shake off the jitters at Friday’s rehearsals. Singing with a remote band, she called out to conductor William Ross, whom she was only able to see through a monitor. “I’m trying to get that telepathic vibe with you because I’m alone up here and this is my first time (on the Oscars).”
For anyone who has heard Let It Go, practically everyone, they know that Idina Menzel will do just fine. The former Rent and Wicked musical star is a veteran on the stage and more than capable of shining in the spotlight. But the real question is, can Frozen take home the award for Best Original Song? According to most predictions, Let It Go is the frontrunner, though it may get a run for the money from Pharrell William’s Happy from Despicable Me 2.
No matter who wins the Oscar Sunday night, there is no question that Idina Menzel singing Let It Go from Frozen will be one of the highlights.