Idina Menzel performed her hit song, “Let It Go” on The Tonight Show. This time, she used classroom instruments.
The Tony-winning actress who got a career boost from Travolta’s name flub, as reported earlier on the Inquisitr by Jonathan Vankin, was a guest on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Prior to her appearance, she performed amazingly at the Oscars that was worthy of the ovation she received. It seemed, however, that Jimmy had something very interesting in store for Idina and he surely delivered.
As reported by E! Online, Menzel and Fallon performed a rendition of “Let It Go” which wasn’t at all serious. Instead, it was very happy, fun, and wonderful because they used classroom instruments (or items in a classroom which can be used as an instrument). Idina was given a triangle, Jimmy was given three alphabet blocks and a drum, and The Roots performed on an array of miscellaneous classroom instruments including a xylophone, shakers, and a kazoo.
It is apparent that Menzel was enjoying herself on the show. At one time, her concentration almost broke during mid-verse from a the urge to simply laugh. Like a professional, even in something as fun and entertaining as this rendition of “Let It Go”, Idina kept going with the song’s lyrics.
The song, by itself, has garnered so much popularity since its grand reveal in the movie, “Frozen”. On Youtube alone, the hit song has been viewed over 100 million times. The cover, by Alex Boye, has been viewed over 22 million times. As for the version along with Fallon and The Roots, it has been viewed just over half a million, and it just came out yesterday.
Probably one of the biggest reasons on why “Let It Go” is so popular isn’t just that the song just relates to so many people and how it fit into such an animated masterpiece. A lot of it also has to do with “who” performed the song. Menzel is a very popular name in the Broadway community. Prior to her current hit, the song Idina was best known for the hit song, “Defying Gravity” from the smash-out theatrical play, “Wicked”. One of the highlights of the song is the high-belt pitch at its end. It just added a conclusion to the song in a way that made it feel so finite as it pertains to the play.
Menzel’s popularity seems like it will continue to grow, simply from this song. There is no news if Idina will appear on any other shows at this moment. However, if she does anything like perform with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with classroom instruments, it will most likely be memorable.