The cold might have bothered Idina Menzel a little bit.
Listen, Twittersphere, we need to have a little chat. We need to talk about the difference between a live performance and a pretaped and/or lip-synched performance.
Menzel took the stage in New York City for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest and sang that ever-present siren song theme from Frozen, “Let It Go,” in frigid temperatures and in what seemed like a live, non-pretaped performance. The Wicked star belted it out, as she usually does, in her theater-esque voice.
But when the climax high note came at the end of a very long song, she fell a little flat.
OK… a lot flat.
And Twitter just can’t “let it go.”
Here are just a few of the awful things people have said:
“I’m just going to pretend that was Idina’s alter ego Adele Dazeem performing…”
“They booked Idina Menzel, but got Adele Dazeem.”
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This has got to be Adele Dazeem on stage. Because, yikes. 🙉
— Jenna Rosenstein (@JennaRosenstein) January 1, 2015
I think Adele Dazeem kidnapped Idina Manzel and sang Let it Go tonight. #awful
— Bob Bickford (@bobick) January 1, 2015
And about a million more Adele Dazeem quips.
Thanks, John Travolta, thanks a lot.
I think she sang it well given the conditions and a live performance. You can clearly tell she is totally gassed by the end of the song, so yeah… she couldn’t get all the way up to that crazy high note.
But seriously, Twitter trolls, let it go, let it go.
One bad note does not a bad performer make.
Check out the whole performance here.