February 11th, 2014
02:27 PM ET
Three cheers for the Oscars aiming high with their musical talent.
The show has recruited Broadway darling Idina Menzel to perform "Let It Go" from her animated blockbuster "Frozen" at the March 2 ceremony.
The Disney movie about a pair of sisters separated by one's icy powers was one of the best and best-performing movies of 2013. Released right in the midst of the holiday season, the flick has made $368.6 million globally so far. Part of "Frozen's" popularity is a great script and return to Disney's classic aesthetic, but the soundtrack has been just as popular.
On the Billboard 200 chart, "Frozen's" songs managed to unseat Beyonce from the No. 1 spot in early January. As of February 5, it's the first soundtrack to hold on to No. 1 for four weeks since 2003, when "Bad Boys II" ruled.
And when Oscar nominations rolled around, "Let It Go" was also selected to compete in the best original song category. Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the single will be up against "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "The Moon Song" from "Her," and Pharrell's "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," which he'll also perform during the awards ceremony.
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