Idina Menzel Responds to New Year’s Eve ‘Let It Go’ Performance Backlash

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Idina Menzel
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When it comes to criticism, Idina Menzel is more than ready to ‘Let It Go’!

The Broadway star performed her hit song from the ‘Frozen‘ soundtrack in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, but the Internet response proved to be pretty cold. Viewers criticized Idina for not hitting the high note at the end of the song.

However, Idina handled the backlash with class, tweeting a comment she’d previously made about singing live. The quote reads:

“There are about 3 million notes in a two-and-a-half-hour musical; being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to realize that if I’m hitting 75 percent of them, I’m succeeding. Performing isn’t only about the acrobatics and the high notes: It’s staying in the moment, connecting with the audience in an authentic way, and making yourself real to them through the music. I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them.”

It’s also worth noting that she was clearly not lip-syncing and it was really, really cold outside! Idina’s shown off her incredible vocal talent an infinite amount of times before, so we’re going to cut her a break on this one.

You can watch the end of her performance in the video below.

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