76ºF

How Will They Pronounce Idina Menzel's Name at This Year's Oscars?

photo

With Idina Menzel set to perform her Oscar-nominated song from "Frozen 2," “Into the Unknown,” at this year’s award show, some are wondering whether there will be another flub of her name.

In 2014, Menzel was about to hit the stage to sing “Let It Go,” written by Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez, when John Travolta got her name mixed up. He ended up introducing her as "Adele Dazeem."

Later, Travolta explained to Jimmy Kimmel where he got that pronunciation from. 

“I run into Goldie Hawn.... I'm star struck hugging and loving her up... and then they were like 'you're on'.. Then they said "Oh by the way we’ve changed the name to phonetic spelling,'” Travolta explained. “In my mind I’m going ‘What, What is that name? I don’t know that name?’ and it was a phonetic spelling, and I didn’t rehearse it that way.'” 

At the 2015 Oscars, Menzel had her revenge with Travolta, jokingly introducing him as “Glom Glazingo” when the two presented the winner for “Best Original Song” together. 

Menzel said Travolta's flub initially bothered her, but then she joked to Andy Cohen that it became “the best thing that ever happened” to her.

On Twitter recently, she even poked fun at what might happen this year before her performance.

“When I was a little girl I dreamed of moments like these. Who is brave enough to introduce me?” she wrote. 

RELATED STORIES 

Idina Menzel Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Did Idina Menzel's Voice Freeze When Singing 'Frozen' In Bitter Weather?

11-Year-Old Boy Stuns With His Rendition of 'Let it Go' at Idina Menzel Concert