The Academy Awards are not letting it go any time soon. A year after the Frozen song “Let It Go” won the Oscar for Best Original Song, the composers of the hit – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – are creating a brand new, original song for this year’s ceremony. What’s more, the song will be performed by none other than this year’s show host, Neil Patrick Harris!
The producers of the show, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said in a statement:
“On the heels of the international success of last year’s ‘Frozen’ and their Oscar for ‘Let It Go,’ we couldn’t be happier to have Kristen and Bobby Lopez write an incredibly special song for Neil Patrick Harris and special guests to perform this year on the Oscar stage. YouTube, get ready!”
A song so great, we’ll have YouTube covers everywhere? Sounds interesting! The network has described the song as “an original multimedia, musical sequence.” Host Neil Patrick Harris will also be joined by “special guests,” making the performance even more intriguing.
Composers Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez said,
“We love the Oscars and have always been huge Neil Patrick Harris fans, so when he asked us to write him a song for this year’s show, we said, ‘Yes!’ before he could finish the sentence. It’s possible he may have been asking us for something else. We are having so much fun collaborating and have even enjoyed weaving our experience as Oscar nominees into the song.”
The Lopezes are currently working on the stage musical ‘Up Here’ and have also written a brand new song for the upcoming Frozen short, Frozen Fever, which will make its debut in March.
Watch out for the special performance when the Academy Awards air February 22 on ABC.
Edited by: Hannah Wilkes