Idina Menzel Defends NYE Performance, Is More Than Her ‘High Notes’

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Little girls and boys around the world may be singing Frozen‘s ‘Let it go’ but when Broadway star Idina Menzel failed to hit some of her high notes during her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest on Dec. 31 she received a ton of backlash. But Idina has a response for her haters with a Twitter message attached to a quote she gave to magazine.

“This is something I said in an interview a few months ago,” attaching the quote she gave to Southwest: The Magazine, “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 having the courage to try to overcome them.”

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