Anyone who’s tried to sing along with “Let It Go” or “Defying Gravity” knows that Idina Menzel can hit some of those notes that mere mortals can’t. Frozen 2 gives here another powerful anthem, ” Into the Unknown.” As Elsa (Menzel) repeats the chorus, she sings higher each time she repeats the words “into the unknown.”
Idina Menzel at the Frozen 2 premiere | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage
At the press conference for Frozen 2, Idina Menzel was humble about her vocal range. She admitted she benefited from having multiple takes, and they could wait until she was at her peak to record the best one. She’s still Idina Menzel though. Here is what Idina Menzel says she does to hit those high notes, and what she does when she just can’t. Frozen 2 is in theaters now.
How Idina Menzel prepares for ‘Frozen 2’ songs
Elsa gets two songs in Frozen 2 and also sings in the medley that opens the film. “Into the Unkown” is her showstopper and Idina Menzel knew it was a biggie.
“The only thing that I do is I warm up a lot because I know that they’re going to push me to hit tops of my range,” Menzel said.
Idina Menzel | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez returned to write the songs of Frozen 2. The second time around, there was a little less pressure for Idina Menzel.
“I am so trusting of the situation and this creative process, whether it be singing or doing dialogue,” Menzel said. “They so have our backs. They’ve gotten to know us as people and as singers and so they made our lives easier. Just something about how Kristen and Bobby can write such memorable impactful melodies but also tell story and evolve your character through all of that is quite a gift. So I can just go in there and have fun.”
When the show must go on for Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel also performs concerts all over the world. When she’s live, she doesn’t get a second take. So if she’s having a rough night, Menzel has tricks to get through “Let It Go.”
Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
“On a good day I do and I’m like let’s take it, let’s go for some of these high notes,” Menzel said. “Then when I’m out in the middle of Amsterdam on a tour and I have a …read more
Source:: Daily Times