It would seem the voice of everyone’s favorite snow queen has learned to “Let It Go.”
Idina Menzel just kicked off her world tour in South Korea and predicted that at some point, she would somehow make a mistake while singing the smash hit “Let It Go” from Frozen. Sure enough, that was exactly what happened — Menzel forgot a line of the song she has practically become synonymous with, but her South Korean fans were more than sympathetic. Menzel apologized for the error, which occurred during the bridge of the song, and then sang a full verse of “Let It Go” in Korean, as well.
Her fans loved it. They more than forgave her error and continued to roar their approval throughout the concert. It certainly was not a bad way to continue celebrating her 44th birthday, which occurred May 30. Menzel noted that each city slated for the tour is bound to have some sort of error occur during the performance.
“I’ve learned to welcome (these mistakes) because then each city has their own mistake and that lets me off the hook,” she explained.
Of course, “Let It Go” is only one in a string of successes that Menzel has enjoyed in recent years. Perhaps best known for originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway opposite Kristin Chenoweth as Galinda, which earned her a Tony Award, Menzel also starred in Broadway’s Rent and became known to Gleeks everywhere as Shelby Corcoran, adoptive mother to Quinn’s and Puck’s child, natural mother to Rachel, and later, Puck’s lover on the show. Most recently, Menzel has become very well known for her role as the troubled snow queen, Elsa, in Frozen and in the short film, Frozen Fever, which premiered at the same time the live-action Cinderella hit theaters.
What’s on deck for the songstress? It seems that the fans clamoring for a sequel to Frozen will see their wishes come true. Plans for a sequel to the animated juggernaut were recently announced by Josh Gad, who voiced Olaf the snowman in the film, Disney boss Bob Iger, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. While no firm date for the sequel has been discussed, what remains clear is that Disney is not ready to let it go when it comes to Frozen.
According to a 2014 interview from Menzel, she hasn’t been officially tapped to take on the role of Elsa again, but says she is happy to be “along for the ride.”
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