Idina Menzel pokes fun at John Travolta gaffe ahead of 2020 Oscars performance
'Who is brave enough to introduce me?'
John Travolta is truly never going to live this one down.
After word broke Thursday that Idina Menzel would once again take to the Oscars stage this year to perform Best Original Song nominee “Into the Unknown” from Frozen 2, she excitedly tweeted the news, writing, “When I was a little girl I dreamed of moments like these. Who is brave enough to introduce me?”
She is of course referring to that one time at the 2014 Oscars when she was on hand to perform Frozen‘s “Let It Go,” and Travolta introduced her as the “wickedly talented, one and only, Adele Dazeem.” The hilarious gaffe has lived on in Oscars history, spawning countless memes and even a parody Twitter account.
This isn’t the first time one or both of the stars have poked fun at the error. At the 2015 Oscars, the two presented together, and Menzel introduced Travolta as “Glom Gazingo.” And, when presenting at this year’s VMA Awards with Queen Latifah, he opened the envelope to name the winner and then passed it to Latifah, saying, “You’d better do it because I’ll mispronounce s— and f— it up.”
In addition to the Frozen star, Randy Newman, Chrissy Metz, Cynthia Erivo, and Elton John are all slated to perform the other tracks up for Best Original Song as well. For the second year in a row, the annual awards show will go hostless.
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.