Idina Menzel tweets after botching 'Let It Go' note at New Year's Eve show
MANILA, Philippines – Broadway star, actress Idina Menzel tweeted words from a previous interview, appearing to address critics of her performance of “Let It Go” at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015.
Idina failed to hit a high note in the Frozen song, while singing out in the cold at the special New Year's Eve performance at Times Square, New York City.
“This is something I said in an interview a few months ago,” Idina tweeted along with a photo of the quote.
This is something I said in an interview a few months ago. pic.twitter.com/J63wLZJHnp— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) January 2, 2015
“There are about 3 million notes in a two-and-a-half-hour musical; being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to realize that if I’m hitting 75% of them, I’m succeeding. Performing isn’t only about the acrobatics and the high notes. It’s staying in the moment, connecting with the audience in an authentic way, and making yourself real to them through the music.
"I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them,” she said in a previous interview.
Watch the performance below:
Aside from being the voice of Elsa in Frozen, Idina also performed at the Academy Awards last March, where the song won in the Best Original Song category. She also performed the song on Jimmy Fallon's show.
"Let It Go" has been translated to various languages; there's also a pop version by Demi Lovato, and covers by Lea Michele, Jessica Sanchez, and even Drake – while impersonating Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
This year, Idina also starred in the new musical If/Then, earning acclaim for her performance. – Rappler.com