Idina Menzel National Anthem

Trytodefy
Swing
joined:12/28/10
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 01:03am
In honor of the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Broadway superstar and Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will inspire the entire nation with her heartfelt rendition of the national anthem in the upcoming telecast of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular®. As a special fan treat, Menzel’s spectacular version of “The Star Spangled Banner” will be available as a free, limited-time download from June 14 – July 5 on macys.com/fireworks.

She just can't stop NAILING IT.

This is great. Man is she on fire....


http://d345h07ts0fu2m.cloudfront.net/379/audio/star_spangled_banner.mp3

Updated On: 6/14/14 at 01:03 AM
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 03:47am
Wow, she really is everywhere! She does sound great.
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YouWantitWhen????
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 04:11pm
I have never heard it arranged quite this way. I really like it.
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Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 06:45pm
No offense but just a tad of restraint may have gone a long way. Just because you can doesn't mean you must.
YouWantitWhen????
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 09:31pm
I don't think restraint and the National Anthem are two ideas that generally go together in song.
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 09:54pm
She is just on a roll. It sounds great.

"No offense but just a tad of restraint may have gone a long way. Just because you can doesn't mean you must."

It's the National Anthem. Please.
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SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 10:08pm
Liked Maya Rudolf's version better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Ow55HzOKE
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Updated On: 6/14/14 at 10:08 PM
CurtainsUpat8
Understudy
joined:6/1/13
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 10:31pm
Her voice has something strange going on with the vibrato. It's always bothered me. She sounds, at times, like Dolly Parton on steroids. I don't find her voice pleasant to listen to. It's loud and powerful but it's a very bright belt with no warmth to it. I've thought this since "Rent". She was lucky to get cast in FROZEN. She's overrated. Just my opinion.
getlucky2
Understudy
joined:3/26/14
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:09pm
"She was lucky to get cast in FROZEN. She's overrated. Just my opinion."

There's nothing 'lucky' about it. The director, producers, casting director, Disney, songwriters all thought she was amazing and wanted her in the part. She's completely slaying right now and yes, it definitely is your opinion. :)
CurtainsUpat8
Understudy
joined:6/1/13
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:12pm
There are probably 100 girls, easily, in NYC who could have sung the role in Frozen. Just as well as Idina did. There is always an element of LUCK to casting, unless it's the element of "who you know".
sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:13pm
Very....interesting arrangement.
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fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:18pm
Oh sweet Jesus. Seriously? We're gonna say that she is just "lucky" to be cast in these roles?
The girl can sing. Does her voice appeal to everyone? Hell no. But there is not one single singer out there who is able to win over everyone with their voice. A lot of people adore Mandy Patinkin and love his voice. I don't. But I certainly don't question his ability to sing and say that he was "lucky" to be cast in anything. His voice just doesn't appeal to me. Idina has a very distinct voice which can divide people. But to say she is just "lucky" is stupid.



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Updated On: 6/14/14 at 11:18 PM
CurtainsUpat8
Understudy
joined:6/1/13
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:26pm
I agree with what you are saying. But what I said is there is always an element of luck in casting. How do we know that Idina was the first choice for Frozen? There are a thousand different reasons why people get cast, or don't get cast. That's all I'm saying. I've cast many roles myself. There is always a "story" behind the scene. I guarantee you there were probably three "finalists" for that role who a bunch of executives sat down and listened to.
Anshel2
Stand-by
joined:8/22/12
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:30pm
Is there any way to save this to iTunes?
broadfan327
Featured Actor
joined:3/20/08
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/15/14 at 12:11am
Just right-click the link, click save link as, and the file will be downloaded to a folder of your choosing.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/15/14 at 12:15am
Am I the only one hearing hints of Stephanie J. Block and Streisand in this? I think it's the vibrato.
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IdinaBellFoster
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/06
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/15/14 at 01:54am
I feel like her vibrato sounds like it always does? Nevertheless an odd arrangement. But DAMN does she sound amazing!
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Anshel2
Stand-by
joined:8/22/12
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/15/14 at 07:03am
Thanks
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
Idina Menzel National Anthem
Posted: 6/15/14 at 09:36am
I loved this!

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