‘Powerful’ Idina Menzel Honored by Variety Magazine
Idina Menzel, the tough-name-to-pronounce behind the hit Frozen ballad 'Let It Go,' was honored on Friday by Variety Magazine as part of its "Power of Women: New York" edition.
Menzel's foundation, A BroaderWay, that she created in 2010 with husband, Taye Diggs, supports girls from urban communities, using the arts to help build self-esteem.
The Manhattan luncheon, hosted by Zac Posen, also honored Iman, Clare Daines, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and the President and CEO of A&E Television, Nancy Dubac, for using their 'powers' for good with their various charitable activities and contributions.
Among the celebs on hand to celebrate the honorees was Josh Groban. During the event, Groban introduced Menzel -- correctly -- which Menzel acknowledged, saying "He got my name right!"
Last month, John Travolta mispronounced Menzel's name while introducing her performance of 'Let It Go' at the Oscars.
IDINA MENZEL HAS THE SONG WE JUST CAN'T LET GO (BUT REALLY WANT TO)
"Just belted out 'Let It Go' in my car with the windows down at a red light and got a standing ovation from a few people sitting outside of a restaurant," Amelia M. Rogocka, a London U.K. transplant now living in Lansing Michigan, shared with me in a post on Facebook yesterday.
The only thing more annoying than Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen soundtrack is the fact that we can't stop singing it. We're helpless, and worse, we're shameless.
Yes, that was me at 127 and 69 harmonizing, ad-libbing and generally offering some real American Idol-ish vocals. I'm not much of a music snob, but even I have some standards. My head tells me this song is over the line, but my heart just can't stop feeling it.
I find comfort in the numbers.
Last month, we pitted 20 new songs against each other in a March Madness-style bracket competition; songs from artists like Justin Timberlake, Ellie Goulding and B.O.B.; but the new song that emerged bracket champion, was the Frozen-powered ballad by Idina Menzel. I didn't understand it at the time. Actually, I still don't understand it. I guess some things aren't meant to be understood.
We just have to... wait for it... 'Let it goooo, let it goooo...'