Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa from Frozen, closed out her Dallas area concert on July 30th by inviting children to sit on stage. She picked out the one boy in the sea of girls and brought him up to sing the film's hit song, "Let it Go."
And sing he did. Wow.
The boy, 11-year-old Luke Chacko, owned the stage like a pro. Menzel was so wowed that she demanded an immediate encore. He, of course, got a standing ovation from the audience.
In a post-concert news interview, Luke describes Menzel's performance as, "amazing" and furthered, "She talked to the audience. She took people on a journey which is really important to music."
He continued, "I know boys don't like 'Let it Go' because it's a girls' song but, I mean, songs are for everyone. It's music. It's art." (A-men.)
I imagine we'll be hearing more of this talented young man in the future.
Maybe you've heard of Elsa Frozen Brain Surgery -- you know, the game where you open the popular Disney princess' skull and extract fashion items from her glittering brain morass for her to wear later.
"Once you’re sure she needs a brain surgery, start shaving her gorgeous blonde hair and prepare her for the long surgery hours," the game instructs. "Then feel free to dig into her brain and make sure you use the right doctor tools to cut out her little obsessions, to repair whatever you find broken and to reactivate the dead synapses snowflakes." Dark.
Of course, Elsa Frozen Brain Surgery is just one of the weird little games hoping for a sliver of the explosive princess brand recognition. Today I also found Baby Elsa Spinal Surgery, where the starring princess becomes a child with inexplicable but deeply-unsettling back wounds, as well as Olaf at the Dentist ("The pain and the shame are unbearable, so he is asking you to play the dentist role for him.")
My friend Peter Yeh has offered us an eye-opening look at some other items out there: Apparently, poorly-cloned Disney princesses need everything from slimy makeovers to new bathroom wallpaper, in addition to appearing in barely-functional knockoff Super Mario-alikes and hundreds and hundreds of paper doll dress-ups.
Apply nitrous to Princess Anna's face in her birthing simulator. Then, of course, there is Spank Elsa Butt (maybe don't watch that at work).