Idina Menzel is enjoying life on top of the charts. On Sunday, the Broadway star performed “Let It Go” from the animated film “Frozen.” The song went on to win the Oscar for best original song and since then, Menzel continues to enjoy success from the hit. According to a report by The Associated Press on March 5, the Tony winner is thrilled and perplexed at the success of the song.
It’s ironic how life can workout for a performer like Menzel. It has taken a Disney arrangement that has finally propelled her on the pop charts after trying so hard to crossover. In an interview before the Oscars, she explained how hard the business can be.
“I’ve had a lot of self-introspection about this. This business is so hard, especially the music business, and I’ve tried so hard to crossover, to convince people just because I was in a Broadway show I didn’t have the street cred to be a rock or pop singer. And then the one time I have it, it’s the arrangement from the Disney movie.”
The song has sold close to 1.5 million tracks and is a Top 20 hit on the Billboard 100 chart. Even more attention was brought to the song itself when it won the Oscar, and also to Idina Menzel when John Travolta butchered her name, calling her Adele Dazeem as he introduced her on Sunday night. Menzel had to “let it go,” because she knew it was a special moment.
“I’ve had ups and downs…and I’m aware of when something’s happening and has an energy of its own. I’m aware enough to know of something special and to try and be in the moment.”
Travolta apologized for the slip up, but it has gained some attention for Menzel. Since the 86th Academy Awards performance, Idina Menzel has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” performing a version of the song with Fallon and The Roots. That performance along with Travolta’s screw-up has become pop culture moments. Sometimes it just takes a moment for a star to shine even brighter.
After releasing three albums, Menzel has the opportunity to capitalize on her current success, but she also realizes the possibility of falling into a trap.
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