Why Idina Menzel flubbed her NYE performance of 'Let It Go'

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Why Idina Menzel Flubbed Her NYE Performance of 'Let It Go'


Looks like Idina Menzel may have frozen up during her highly anticipated performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in Times Square Wednesday night.

The Tony award winning singer belted out her hit song "Let It Go" live in front of about one million people in the New York City cold. But she may have missed a key note or two.

"In the light of day, let the storm rage on."

Yeah, ouch. And if you were left cringing after that missed high note, you weren't the only one.

Viewers on Twitter were so distraught by Menzel's performance, some even resorted to using her inadvertent alter ego, Adele Dazeem, to throw some shade at the singer.

Alright guys, let's leave John Travolta's absolute butchering of Menzel's name in the past where it belongs.

But not everyone was as quick to bash Menzel for that sour note. After all, cold temps can affect any singer's voice for the worse.

The founder of vocalcoach.com told AccuWeather last year, "The main problem with colder weather for singers is dryness. Dryness in the vocal track is danger." And that danger can cause the voice to crack.

Many singers, including her majesty Beyonce during her performance on Inauguration Day, have been suspected of lip syncing in cold weather to avoid song slip ups.

Yeah, I don't sing so well in the cold either. Or in the warmth either, come to think of it...

So maybe we shouldn't be so hard on Idina after all and, dare we say it, let it go.

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Why Idina Menzel flubbed her NYE performance of 'Let It Go'
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Rhea Coulson, 20, and Angel Garcia (L) from Florida kiss at midnight as they celebrate the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: A general view of atmosphere at New Year's Eve 2015 at Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Dante de Blasio, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray and Chiara de Blasio attend New Year's Eve 2015 at Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Revelers cheer in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
Fireworks erupt after midnight in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Taylor Swift, Ryan Seacrest, Nasri, Ben Spivak, Mark Pellizzer and Alex Tanas attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/DCNYRE2015/Getty Images for dcp)
Revelers enjoy confetti in Times Square after midnight during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Shanna Clark, of Chicago, smiles as she huddles for warmth in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Taylor Swift (L) and Ryan Seacrest attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/DCNYRE2015/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Florida Georgia Line performs on stage at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/DCNYRE2015/Getty Images for dcp)
Revelers huddle into their coats and scarves in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: General view of atmosphere at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/DCNYRE2015/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Recording artist Nasri of Magic! performs at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, Chirlane McCray, Dante de Blasio and Chiara de Blasio celebrate New Year's in Times Square on Thursday Jan. 1, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
New York City police officers stand among the falling confetti just after midnight in Times Square during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2014: The countdown begins in Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
Tim Smithe and his wife Kyla-McCarthy-Smithe of Chicago celebrate in Times Square just after midnight during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
New York City police officers walk past revelers as they wait in Times Square for the stroke of midnight during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
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