Idina Menzel Defends Her New Year’s ‘Let It Go’ Performance by the Forward

Idina Menzel Defends Her New Year’s ‘Let It Go’ Performance

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Idina Menzel wants you all to let it go already.

In case you haven’t heard, the “Frozen” sensation performed the Oscar-winning song during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” what’s up with that name by the way?. All was going as planned: people were cheering, singing along, channeling Elsa — and then it happened. Menzel missed the high note.


And yet, if 100 years from now people look back on this relatively inane moment in human history with Twitter as their only source, they would be left to conclude that this was a catastrophe on par with the Hindenberg (“Oh the humanity!”).

No matter that this is an incredibly difficult song to sing — I’m the first to point out that I sound like a dying animal —  we expect perfection. Every time.

Thankfully for the human race, Idina Menzel has a sense of humor. The actress and singer took to Twitter for her response:

Internet historians of the future, have mercy on us.


Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Idina Menzel Defends Her New Year’s ‘Let It Go’ Performance

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