‘Frozen II’ Stars Perform Their Audition Songs, From The Lumineers to ‘Ragtime’ (Watch)

Published on Nov 08, 2019

‘Frozen II’ Stars Perform Their Audition Songs, From The Lumineers to ‘Ragtime’ (Watch)

Yes, even “Wicked” phenom Idina Menzel had to do a table read before signing on to the original “Frozen.”

Menzel told Variety‘s Marc Malkin at the premiere of “Frozen II” that while she didn’t have to go through what could strictly be called an “audition,” she still had to do a read through and sing a duet with Kristen Bell before everything was set in stone.

“We had to sing a duet, but they didn’t have songs written yet, so they asked us to come up with something. It was Kristen’s idea to sing ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ as a duet because it felt very sisterly,” she said outside Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

With that, Menzel broke into “Did you ever know that you’re my hero,” the first lines from the chorus of the 1982 song, which topped the charts in 1989 when Bette Midler sang it for the soundtrack to “Beaches.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Erin Nyren