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Idina Menzel Celebrates 10 Years of John Travolta’s ‘Adele Dazeem’ Oscars Moment in Hilarious TikTok

Adele Dazeem is 10 years old!

It’s been a decade since the legendary 2014 moment at the Oscars where John Travolta butchered Idina Menzel’s name before she performed her Frozen hit “Let It Go,” referring to the stage and screen star as “Adele Dazeem.” To celebrate, Menzel took to Instagram to poke fun at the mix-up, and wish her girl Adele the happiest of birthdays.

“Hey, Adele Dazeem! It’s Idina Menzel,” she says in the now-viral clip posted this week. “I just wanted to say happy birthday. Sending you so much love and positive energy.”


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“I hope you have the best, best day,” Menzel added, before hilariously performing a heartfelt rendition of the “Happy Birthday song and signing off.

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After the moment became a meme flooding the Internet in 2014, Travolta issued a statement through is publicist in which he deeply apologized for his mispronunciation. “I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’ Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy ‘Frozen’ took home two Oscars Sunday night!,” he said at the time.

In 2022, Menzel poked fun at the situation once more, taking part in a TikTok challenge. The challenge, cued to the Ting Tings’ 2008 hit “That’s Not My Name,” finds Menzel cycling through video clips from her most famous movie roles. Opening with a shot of Idina’s face and the words, “My name is Idina… but they call me,” the clip then pivots to quick-cuts of her role as Elphaba in Wicked, Maureen in Rent, Shelby Corcoran (“Rachel’s Mom” in Glee), Nancy in Enchanted, Elsa in Frozen, Vivian in the Camila Cabello Cinderella reboot and Dinah from Adam Sandler’s Uncut Gems. To wrap up, a shot of Travolta from that fateful night with just a series of question marks filling the screen

Watch Mendel’s birthday wishes to Adele Dazeem below.