Idina Menzel’s rendition of Let It Go is one of the more amazing songs in any Disney movie ever. It’s only fitting, therefore, that it should be parodied, and Deborah Linden and Errol Elumir have done a masterful job on Make It So. There is only one Idina Menzel, of course, but she’d better keep checking her rear view mirror, because Deborah isn’t all that far behind her in terms of the quality of her voice. She even carries the same warm gingersnap purr that Idina has in her lower registers.
Here’s the description of the project from Deb & Errol’s own web site:
“In November or December 2013, Errol saw Frozen in the theatres and thought that “Let It Go” was the most awesome and moving song he had ever heard. He didn’t tell Debs because she generally disagrees with everything he says. A few weeks later, Debs saw Frozen and instantly because freakishly obsessed. Over the next couple of days, she sang the thing over and over and over, all the while complaining to Errol that she could never parody this song because Idina Menzel was just…way…way too amazing for words.
“Unfortunately, this song is just begging to be parodied. Errol came up with “Make It So” and was originally going to sing it which made Debs a sad panda. Then he thought better of it and they decided to spin it so that a female character was singing about Jean Luc Picard. Friends of Debs’s suggested using Lilly Sloane in First Contact, so away they went! Debs recorded at home on the January 3rd. The YouTube video was finished on January 13th and edited by Debs’s friend Adam Richardson, with Debs there and learning about editing. He admitted that she had lots of good ideas! It took a looooong time though, consequently they both had to wait to watch season three of Sherlock which they were kind of sad about.”
You can hear this tune on SCIFI.radio if you listen for it. Well done, Deborah and Errol!
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