Idina Menzel attended the 2020 Academy Awards as a performer, but her red carpet look was just as anticipated as her set during the telecast! Before the show, Idina hit the red carpet and did not disappoint with her always gorgeous fashion. The actress wore a magenta pink, strapless J Mendel dress, which featured fabric that was tied into a bow on the side. She wore her hair pulled back into an updo, with her bangs curled and dangling down the front of her face. To complete the look, Idina rocked a statement necklace and dark eye makeup. She was joined by husband, Aaron Lohr, on the red carpet.
During the show, Idina took the stage to perform the nominated song, “Into the Unknown,” from her movie, Frozen 2. She was joined by Aurora, as well as the actors who voice her character, Elsa, in the movie in other languages. Those stars include Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg (Denmark), Willemijn Verkaik (Germany), Takako Matsu (Japan), Carmen Sarahi (Latin America), Lisa Stokke (Norway), Kasia Laska (oland), Anna Buturlina (Russia), Gisela (Spain) and Gam Wichaynee (Thailand).
For the performance, Idina wore a gorgeous white dress, which was also made by J Mendel. She took her hair down and it cascaded down her back in curls. She kept her statement necklace on for the performance, and she sounded absolutely perfect as she belted out the song.
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“Into the Unknown” is nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars, with its songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, being honored. There will be some tough competition, though, as the song goes up against “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (Toy Story 4), “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman), “I’m Standing With You” (Breakthrough) and “Stand Up” (Harriet).
Idina’s last appearance at the Oscars was in 2015, when she presented at the show with John Travolta. One year prior, she was there to sing “Let It Go” from Frozen, and John infamously botched the pronunciation of her name — he called her ‘Adele Dazeem’ — while announcing her performance. Clearly, there was no bad blood between them, as they laughed off the incident the year after.