Saturday Something: Let It Go

By now, you’ve probably seen Idina Menzel’s sort-of not-too-fabulous Oscar’s performance. Maybe she was nervous to perform in front of an audience of stars. Maybe she was distracted by Adele Dazeem. Maybe she wasn’t feeling at 100% due to a cold. Or maybe she simply couldn’t hear the godamned orchestra or see the conductor, who was moving the song along much too quickly, if you ask me. Whatever the case … it doesn’t really matter. In fact, I’m not even going to link it here.

Because Idina is still amazing. And two days later, in a much-less talked about performance, she teamed up with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon to completely blow me away:

But maybe you’ve already seen that. And you STILL can’t “let go” of the song. I’m right there with you. It’s stuck in my head almost as surely of the ear worm from The Lego Movie.

So I did what any normal (?) person does, and I looked for some fun covers on the Internet. I’ve watched a lot of them. A lot. But these 3 stood out.

First, is the “Tribalized” version, performed by Alex Boye, Lexi Walker and the One Voice Children’s Choir. Lexi  is 11 years old. And here she performs as beautifully, if not more so, that Idina! The performance is a jaw-dropper. (And her local paper did a fun look at how the video came together with behind-the-scenes footage of Lexi warming up.)


This next one is my favorite entry in the “Most Hilarious Cover” category: a local weatherman from Cincinnati performed the tune with new roads about the treacherous weather conditions in his city. I die every time.


And, finally, the obligatory mash up performed by a male voice. Because why not? This one’s actually quite good and unexpected!

Which is your favorite Let It Go cover or mashup? Share a link in the comments! Or tweet it @MouseontheMind!

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