The biggest night in Hollywood just got a little chillier. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Idina Menzel will, for the very first time, perform the song ‘Let It Go’ from the Disney blockbuster Frozen.
“Let It Go” was written by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The song is nominated for an Oscar for Original Song. Joining the song in that category is “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “The Moon Song” from Her, and “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
In Frozen, Menzel voices a character by the name of Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. This is certainly not Menzel’s first venture onto the big screen. She was also in films like Enchanted, Ask the Dust, and most notably Rent.
Frozen is also nominated in another category at the Oscars. Frozen was nominated in the Animated Feature category along with The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, and The Wind Rises.
Frozen has been an unstoppable force at the Box Office. The film has been a mainstay in the Top 5 ever since its release. Frozen has earned $368.64 million domestically to date. When you add in the film’s numbers from the foreign box office, which is about $545.1 million, the film has grossed about $913.74 million worldwide.
Here is a look at the clip from the film where Idina Menzel performs the song “Let It Go.”
The Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.