'Frozen', a tour of magic and music.
On Sunday, Disney's animated movie "Frozen", won this year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and the song ‘Let it go’ won the award for Best Original Song.
The win by the song’s writer Robert Lopez gave the musician a rare EGOT (aka Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).
Lopez had previously won a Tony in 2004 for Best Original Score for Avenue Q, two Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2010 for The Wonder Pets, and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2012 for The Book of Mormon.
Lopez is only the 12th person in history to achieve such a feat.
So let’s go back to the ice world and experience the magic of Queen Elsa and her beautiful music.
《Do U Want to Build a Snowman ？》（想去堆雪人吗？）was performed by the queen’s younger sister Anna in the film. The three different voices highlight Anna’s personal growth, as well as the distance between the pair. It’s also the main bridge of the story, taking the audience from the film’s introduction to its main plotline.
3 years later, Elsa was to have her coronation, which would have brought some slight change to her boring life. Anna was overjoyed at the prospect of meeting someone or ’THE ONE’ once the long-closed gate was finally opened.
But Elsa’s part was not happy at all; her voice was full of nervousness and worry.
However, Elsa and Anna eventually meet each other, in the first climax of the story.
《For the First Time in Forever》（生平第一次）
Could Anna’s door to love also be opened?
After being lonely for a long, long time, Anna finally met THE ONE, a handsome prince named Hans. Without any hesitation, the two instantly fell in love with each other.
However, the twist is that the merrier the two are together, the uglier the prince becomes.
《Love Is an Open Door》（敞开爱之门）。
OK, here comes the award-winning song ‘Let it go’.
As the dazzling castle rises up, we find that the new Elsa is finally coming out.
The song ‘Let it go’ is so powerful, it enables to feel that all her suffering has blown away, along with Elsa’s old cloak.
Let the nervousness go, let the anxieties go; in this moment in time, Elsa is just being herself, the Queen of Ice.
《Let It Go》（随它去）
《Reindeers Are Better Than People》（麋鹿比人类更友好）is sung by Kristoff, one of the two supporting male characters.（btw, there is no male lead in this movie） The song is quite short and simple; just like Kristoff; however, a simple ice man who can play guitar should be much more suitable for our adorable Anna.
《In Summer》（在夏天）is sung by Snowman. On the journey of Anna’s adventure, it’s good to take a short break, but this song really is a bit of a detour from the main storyline.
《Fixer-Upper》（正待修葺的房子）。The stone elf are really noisy, but without this rap song, Anna and Kristoff would not have been able to realize their feelings towards each other. And this song also foreshadows Kristoff’s return to Anna, although it is only played to the backdrop of sisters gathering…
《Vuelie》（大地之歌） comes near the end of the story. Elsa found a way to get the summer back. With few lyrics, the song still holds much power, and really eases the nerves of the citizens of Arendelle, as well as the audience.
Finally, we have a demo song, which is not used in the movie, but shows that the voices of the song’s writers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are as good as at of the Broadway singers
Thanks for the musicians Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. You deserve your Oscar awards, and we hope that you can bring us more and more great movie theme songs in the future.
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