Song of the Day #2,063: ‘Let it Go’ – Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots

fallon_menzelThe Frozen showstopper ‘Let it Go’ predictably won the Oscar a few nights ago, but its win was overshadowed by John Travolta’s hilarious bungling of performer Idina Menzel’s name.

After being introduced as “Adele Dzaeem,” Menzel seemed to struggle a bit during her performance. She appeared visibly nervous, rushed the song a bit and faltered on the last big note. I don’t know if we can pin all of that on Travolta, but I’ll do it anyway.

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Song of the Day #2,006: ‘Let it Go’ – Idina Menzel

frozenMy extreme negative reaction to Frances Ha suggests that I might be getting too old for certain kinds of movies.

But apparently there is no age restriction when it comes to loving animated Disney musicals.

Frozen, the latest Walt Disney Animation release, follows closely in the footsteps of 2010’s excellent Tangled in terms of tone and design, but I think I liked this one even more.

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Song of the Day #788: ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ – Lea Michele and Idina Menzel

Top Ten ‘Glee’ Performances
#4 – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ – Rachel and Ms. Corcoran

In one of those casting coups that simply had to happen, Idina Menzel was brought on to play Rachel’s long lost mother.

When I first saw the promos for Glee, I was surprised that the woman from Wicked was playing a high school student. Wasn’t she too old?

Then I realized Lea Michele wasn’t Idina Menzel. But their looks, and singing talent, pretty much made it inevitable right off the bat that they’d have to play mother and daughter.

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Song of the Day #698: ‘Don’t Rain on my Parade’ – Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel and Lea Michele

[Note: Guest blogger Amy finishes off the week with Glee…]

As I mentioned in yesterday’s SOTD, I appreciate American Idol for the way it enables me to learn about and enjoy music with my children. This year, a new show has arrived on the scene that not only enables any viewer to enjoy music but uses it as a kind of transfusion for passion, humor, pain, courage. That show, of course, is Glee.

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