My Family’s 10 Favorite Covers of “Let It Go” from FrozenKristen Howerton
My family is still officially obsessed with the movie Frozen, even though we’re now several weeks into the phenomenon. I can’t drive the minivan anywhere without requests to listen to the soundtrack, especially Idina Menzel’s version of the big power ballad, “Let It Go” (which is not to be confused with Demi Lovato’s official pop version). We saw it when it first opened in November. Then again in December. In January, we saw it again at the opening of the Frozen Sing-a-long, where we sang along. All of us.
We’re not the only people who can’t get that song out of our heads. The album is currently number three on iTunes and “Let It Go” is the eleventh top song. YouTube is awash in covers of “Let It Go,” and we’ve enjoyed watching some of them. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. First up is the “Official Baby Version.”
This version features a passionate 4-year-old named Ella. It’s her voice along with the visuals from the movie. What she lacks in enunciation she makes up for in cuteness and delivery. (Hilariously, Entertainment Weekly tried to transcribe this version.)
2. This version of dead-on impressions from Christina Bianco is hilarious.
The talented songstress performs “Let It Go” all the way through while channeling the distinct style of stars like Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Adele, and even Julie Andrews. I don’t know how she does it!
3. This Africanized tribal cover by Alex Boyé and One Voice Children’s Choir makes me cry every time I watch it.
If Lexi Walker’s vocals don’t give you chills, you may not have a pulse. It’s hard to believe such a big, beautiful voice can come from such a tiny girl!
4. This cover is brought to you by YouTube giants Sophia and Bella, ages 8 and 10.
These two bright-eyed girls harmonize perfectly in their irresistible acapella take on the song. And that part in the beginning when they mess up while introducing themselves? Could they be any cuter? Nope!
5. Here’s a great one by Dove Cameron.
She is Disney’s newest star on Liv and Maddie, but she really does have vocal talent, as well. Her sweet, soulful voice gives the song new life.
6. Of course, there’s a cover from YouTube’s Noodlerella in her super-cute room.
Two words: Jazz hands. While Noodlerella offers up the disclaimer that she’s recovering from a sore-throat, I sure can’t tell. And I just love her silly mid-song dance interlude!
7. Grace Lee’s version has more than two million views already, and it’s well-deserved.
Grace Lee has a killer voice along with a nicely edited video that cuts between her singing in her icy blue dress and actual clips from the movie.
8. The girls of Cimorelli have a nice stripped-down version.
Made up of six gifted sisters ranging in age from 13 to 22, Cimorelli really gives this song the full treatment, complete with acoustics, backup vocals, and a few gorgeous solos.
9. Madi Lee superimposes herself within scenes from the official video and does her hair just like Elsa’s.
The Youtube star throws herself right into the movie for this cover. Plus there are costume changes! From vocals to special effects, her execution of this cover is impressive!
10. And for something different, here’s a violin-only version from violin phenom, Jun Sung Ahn.
It’s played in a very cold-looking place, and it is truly lovely. With stunning violin skills and an obvious appreciation for Frozen, Jun Sung Ahn has the full package!
Those are our favorites. Which Frozen covers got your attention?