Idina Menzel Nails ‘Let It Go’ + It Wins Best Original Song at 2014 Oscars [VIDEO]
John Travolta may have butchered her name, but Idina Menzel won’t let anyone forget it after nailing her performance of ‘Let It Go,’ the song that we (and everyone else) can’t stop singing from ‘Frozen.’
Menzel, a Broadway vet with unbelievable talent, belted out the song with incredible force and passion. While she got a little pitchy singing the tune’s longest note (probably due to nerves!), she quickly made up for it, bringing those last notes home and making us realize exactly why everyone is obsessed with the song.
On the heels of Menzel’s powerhouse performance came the big Oscar win for the hit, beating out Pharrell’s ‘Happy,’ U2’s ‘Ordinary Love’ and Karen O’s ‘The Moon Song’ for the title of Best Original Song. ‘Let It Go’ was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who is one of the only people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award), and the husband-and-wife team gave probably the most adorable speech in the history of the Academy Awards. Too cute!
Watch Idina Menzel’s performance above.