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Frozen Let It Go – Best Song Frontrunner?

| December 11, 2013

With box office momentum behind their wintry animated hit FrozenDisney has released a clip featuring Best Song Oscar hopeful “Let It Go,” by songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Idina Menzel belts the number voicing Elsa, the Snow Queen whose super powers put her kingdom in peril in the pic also starring Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad:


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Frozen Let It Go – Best Song Frontrunner?

Frozen Let It Go – Best Song Frontrunner? – Frozen Let It Go

Frozen Let It Go – Best Song Frontrunner? – Frozen Let It Go

Frozen Let It Go – Best Song Frontrunner? – Frozen Let It Go



Let It Go” is a song from Disney‘s 2013 animated feature film, Frozen, with music and lyrics composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez andRobert Lopez. The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her role as Queen Elsa. The song appears after an ostracized Elsa abandons her kingdom soon after her cryokinetic powers are discovered by the public. Realizing that she no longer needs to hide her incredibly powerful icy abilities anymore, Elsa declares herself free from the obstacles that she’s been faced with since childhood.


“Let It Go” was the first song that Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote for the film. The duo took inspiration from other Disney films such as The Little Mermaid andBeauty and the Beast and contemporary artists including Lady Gaga and Adele. Although unintentional, the song’s composition was pivotal in the film’s characterization of Elsa. Originally written as a villain, co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee gradually rewrote Elsa as one of the film’s protagonists.[1][2]

Anderson-Lopez and Lopez specifically wrote the song for Idina Menzel, referring to her as “one of the most glorious voices of Broadway and an icon in musical theater”. Menzel’svocal range was taken under consideration during the music’s composition.[3]

Critical reception

“Let It Go” received universal acclaim from film critics, music critics, and audiences, with some comparing it favorably to “Defying Gravity” (also performed by Menzel).[2][4][5] The Rochester City Newspaper called it the best song of the film’s soundtrack, writing; “Performed with belty gusto by Idina Menzel, it’s got every element needed to be a lasting favorite…Menzel should be credited for providing as much power and passion to this performance as she did in her most famous role.”[4] Entertainment Weeklys Marc Snetiker described the song as “an incredible anthem of liberation”[5] while Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News called it “a stirring tribute to girl power and the need to ‘let go’ of fear and shame”.[6] The song is currently considered a frontrunner to be nominated in the Best Original Song category at the 86th Academy Awards.

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