Idina Menzel on Botched Adele Dazeem Intro: ‘It threw me’

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Idina Menzel has spoken up about her botched intro at the Academy Awards last month.

The 42-year-old actress’ performance of her hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ was introduced by actor John Travolta. However, Travolta misread her name and famously introduced her as ‘Adele Dazeem,’ to the bewilderment of the audience and millions of people watching at home.

“That threw me for a minute,” Menzel revealed to Billboard. “But then I just got back on track and reminded myself of where I was.”

The former ‘Grease’ star sent flowers and an apology to Menzel after the awkward introduction. She continued: “He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we’re buddies and it’s all cool.”

“Let It Go” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, beating out the likes of Pharrell Williams’ chart-busting single “Happy.” The song also broke records by becoming the first Disney musical to hit the top ten of the Billboard Chart’s since 1995; when Vanessa Williams sang “Colors of the Wind” for Pocahontas. The single is also tony award-winner┬áMenzel’s first ever top 10 single in the Billboard chart.

Watch “Let It Go” from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ below:

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