Sometimes I think it’s not cool how we live in a society that puts everyone under a microscope and then just laughs at them every time they slip up, then I remember that’s kind of my job, seeing as to how I write on the internet. Regardless, when Idina Menzel couldn’t quite reach the final note of “Let It Go” during her New Year’s Eve performance in NYC, the interwebz got straight up mean. Some could even say, a few were treating her like her Frozen on-screen counterpart, shaming her to a castle in the snowy mountains…well, that’s not true, but you get the point.
The extremely talented singer responded before they could get the best of her, and released a statement on Twitter, addressing the evening’s vocal flub:
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 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.
So essentially, as bad as the joke is to make, she could’ve just released a statement to the press saying “Let it Go” and it would’ve said the same thing. Sorry, but that low hanging fruit just looked too delicious to not take a bite of.