fifteen songs have been nominated in the Original Song category
a collection of her most iconic songs performed live
traverses stage, film, television and music
Menzel’s power and emotion
“Let It Go” does something, even if it does it accidentally, that needs to be applauded: it makes am anthem for preteen girls. The self-expression of “Let It Go” speaks to a certain need for release from the strictures already jailing young girls, even at that age. It may well be the most important song of the year despite itself.
IAt the tiny Gramercy Theatre, Saturday June 21st. (see here) Cliff Richard promises an intimate New York City gig to make up for Morrissey canceling the Barclay Center Show Cliff was meant to be supporting. I haven’t seen Cliff for FIFTY YEARS, so it as big as big can get for me. To my mind, the man has had one of the great careers and this is the show of the week at the very least.
We appear to be in a period of extended mediocrity within the upper reaches of the charts. The album charts are so volatile it has no middle ground any more. In 2011 albums were staying in the top ten for months on end, today the album charts reflect something at all. Meanwhile, the single charts are so conservative and static they seem set in stone. Nothing on this list is good enough. It is a dreadful disappointment
How many times can I express my loathing for “Let It Go”, the standard formusical numbers is so low really ever since “Wicked” made the point and kept to it, that anything that rises from key to key to a full scale scream can be considered a power ballad, we have been heading for this place where everybody has given up on song for spectacle. An abominable, apocalyptic piece of crap.
Pharrell’s joyous all dancing all smiling, all aboard performance was the best and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go”, tailor made for the Oscars, a big bland musical theatre pastiche that, not unlike self evident influence “Wicked”, is simply not good enough musically to matter
The songs are just plain awful, all of them, even “Let It Go”, even “Let It Go” when sung by Idina Menzel, certainly one of the best Broadway singers of the 21st Century, even with a Idina Menzel portraying Princess Elsa, the Snow Queen -a sort of Silver Surfer who can’t control her powers