"Frozen" wasn't really a highlign of the night, until Menzel made it one.
Disney’s juggernaut Frozen, which has been sweeping the North American box office since its release in November 2013, might not have won big at the Oscars, but it was a major presence none the less. It won Best Animated Feature, sure, but many were baffled that the Disney flick, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, wasn’t even nominated for any of the bigger awards.
Menzel made a splash with Frozen, despite never actually appearing on screen.
Still, Menzel stole some of the spotlight back for Frozen, with her live performance of the breakaway hit Let It Go. The song, sung in the film by the gentle, but repressed queen Elsa, sounded even better live on stage at LA’s Dolby Theater. Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, "Let It Go," the anthem of Menzel's character Queen Elsa was nominated for Best Original Song and won, topping tracks like "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and "The Moon Song" from Her.
Last month, Menzel went on Good Morning America, explaining the meaning of the song.
Watch a video of the performance below.
"It's about owning your own power, owning who you are, what makes you compelling, fierce hong girls and not caring what people think. This is a dream come true. I am just having fun with it."
She obviously had fun with it on the Oscars’ stage too – despite that final note that sounded – dare we say it – a bit fuzzy.