VIDEO: Idina Menzel Mentors Contestants on AMERICAN IDOL's Disney Night
Idina Menzel appeared as a guest mentor on last night's episode of American Idol. Menzel, who joined the Disney ranks with Frozen, was on hand to guide the Top 10 singers through a Disney themed competition. Watch the full mentoring sessions between Menzel and all ten contestants in the clips below!
Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel's voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney's global box office smash "Frozen," in which she sings the film's Oscar-winning song "Let It Go." After Menzel's performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. She was most recently seen in Lifetime's remake of Beaches, which premiered January 2017, in which she portrays the role of 'CC,' made famous by Bette Midler.
Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner "Rent," and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in "Wicked." Other notable projects include "Glee" and Disney's "Enchanted." She embarked on a worldwide tour in 2015 that included Asia, UK and North America. In addition to cast albums, Menzel's prolific recording career includes the solo albums "I Stand," "Here" and "Still I Can't Be Still."
The sixteenth season of AMERICAN IDOL premiered on March 11, 2018, on the ABCtelevision network. Although this is the sixteenth overall season, it is the first season of AMERICAN IDOL to air on ABC, and is considered season 1 of the revival series. Ryan Seacrest continued his role as the show's host, while Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie joined as judges.