It’s time for the rest of the world to see what she can do! Idina Menzel will rise like the break of dawn and take the Oscar stage by storm (you, know, like a blizzard) to perform Frozen's "Let It Go" at the 86th Academy Awards. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have confirmed that the Tony winner will perform the Oscar-nominated song at the March 2 show, airing live on ABC.
Menzel wrote of the news on her Facebook page: "It's really happening. I'm singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank you Frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity."
The moment "Let It Go" was nominated for Best Original Song, we immediately wondered if Menzel would be able to take a night off from rehearsing If/Then to perform the show-stopping anthem at the ceremony. Obviously, the song is brought to magical-frozen-fractals-all-around life by Menzel in the movie, but was simultaneously released as a single by pop singer Demi Lovato.
Disney's Frozen juggernaut rages on: the movie is the fifth highest-grossing animated feature in history ($913 million worldwide and counting) and it's the favorite to win Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. The movie's soundtrack, featuring an incredible score by Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has sold over 863,000 copies in the U.S. and is the first soundtrack to spend four weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart since 2003.
And now for the part of this story you've all really been waiting for... Check out Idina Menzel performing "Let It Go" at the 2013 D23 Expo in the first video below and then watch (for the gazillionth time) Elsa, the Snow Queen, show the cold who's boss in the second video! You're welcome.