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John Travolta botches Idina Menzel intro at Oscars

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He had one job. John Travolta is making headlines after he butchered a major introduction to a musical performance at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2. The 60-year-old actor introduced Tony Award winning singer Idina Menzel as someone named “Adele Dazeem,” before the Broadway star’s riveting performance of the hit song “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen.” You can see the goof here.

According to The Wrap, Travolta’s gaffe went viral after the actor seemingly made up a name for the "wickedly talented" singer, but the ceremony’s host saved the day. Ellen DeGeneres thanked "Idina Menzel" for her stunning performance, and she made sure to repeat the singer’s correct name several times at the end of the song.

Not so surprisingly, a Twitter account for @AdeleDazeem popped up shortly after Travolta’s viral faux pas, entertaining followers with tongue-in-cheek tweets like this: “Shondra Bullet got robbed. She should have won for Gravel #Oscars #Oscars2014.”

“Frozen” won two Oscars at Sunday night’s ceremony, including Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.


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