Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel To Perform 'Frozen' Hit 'Let It Go' At The Oscars
Broadway star Idina Menzel, who voices snow queen Elsa in Disney's animated hit Frozen, is set to perform the film's Oscar-nominated song "Let It Go" during this year's Academy Awards ceremony.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are producing this year's live telecast, made the announcement on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the song is featured on the soundtrack to the film, which, as of last week, is the longest-running movie soundtrack to top the Billboard 200 chart since 2003. The album has been on the chart for 10 weeks, spending the last four in the top spot. The last film to accomplish the feat was "Bad Boys II" in August 2003.
“It’s really happening,” the Tony Award-winning Menzel Tweeted Tuesday morning. “I’m singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity.”
"Frozen," which also stars Kristen Bell and Josh Gad, is up for two Oscars -- "Let It Go" is nominated for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature.
The 86th Academy Awards will be televised live on ABC on Sunday, March 2.