The polar vortex is still upon us, but we've got the perfect way to warm up this weekend: Down a few gin and tonics at your local karaoke haunt and belt out “Let It Go” from Frozen! The official song of winter 2014 is being celebrated all over the interweb with some excellent, some cute and some downright strange covers, and there's a lot we can learn from these brave singers. So grab a cup of cocoa and take notes on technique and style so when they call your name at karaoke this weekend, you’re fully prepared. Channel your inner Elsa with these tips below and get your voice in shape for the group sing-along in theaters January 31!
SING WITH A PARTNER
Not sure you know all the words? Get a pal help you out—if possible, try to look as adorable as these two.
GRAB A WHOLE POSSE
If you’re feeling ambitious, enlist a few more friends and make it a group effort. A little harmony never hurt anyone.
DON'T BE SELF-CONSCIOUS (EVEN IF YOU'RE A DUDE)
Sure, you’re singing a song from a Disney cartoon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be macho.
DO SOME SENSE MEMORY PREP WORK IN A CASTLE
If you're having trouble tapping into Elsa's struggles, why not head to your local castle for a few test runs?
TRY KARAOKE BY CANDLELIGHT
Disco ball lighting can be so unflattering—turn off that nonsense and add a warm, candlelit glow to your performance.
DRESS UP LIKE ELSA
If you’ve got butterflies, try putting on a costume. Embody the character. Put on a tiara—prop work will help ease your nerves.
LEARN FROM THE MASTER
Your rendition will never hold a candle to Idina Menzel's. The sooner you accept this, the sooner your performance will really soar. Let it go! Let it go...