Hollywood, California – John Travolta didn’t make a goof after all on Oscar night. Everybody knows by now how Travolta introduced actress/singer Idina Menzel as ‘Adele Dazeem’ when she sang ‘Let It Go,’ the nominated song from the Disney animated film, ‘Frozen.’
It turns out that prior to Oscar night, Travolta was rehearsing his lines for his introduction of Menzel. Being the professional that he is, Travolta wanted to listen to the nominated song so that he could come up with a better introduction. So he went on YouTube and typed in ‘Let It Go.’ A video came up of a Filipina housewife singing the song. Her name was Adele Dazeem.
Travolta was so mesmerized by the song and the Filipina singer that up till Oscar night, the name Adele Dazeem was stuck in his head. In all fairness, Travolta came up with a great introduction, saying “the wickedly talented…”
The Oscar-winning song’s co-composer, Robert Lopez, is Filipino American.
This is the video that Travolta viewed on YouTube.