John Travolta Butchers Idina Menzel's Name, Inspiring ‘Adele Dazeem’ Madness (Video)

The actor so badly mispronounced the “Let It Go” singer's name, and the internet was ready

“Frozen” won two Oscars, but three awards on Sunday night, if you count Best Instant Meme.

Seriously, unless John Travolta has a secret pet name for Idina Menzel, something went very wrong during his introduction of the singer's big “Let It Go” solo.

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Travolta, no stranger to awards shows, seemed to get totally tongue tied when it was time to say the Tony-winner's name. Whatever the case, the sound that came out of his mouth, “Adele Dazeem,” (or, something like it) sounded nothing like Idina Menzel.

Here are some of the best snarky remarks:






  • Jim

    Well all those tweets did the attack!

    To all of the actors and actress presenting awards: REHEARSE!!!!!!!!

    • Charles

      He's dyslexic so it's pretty understandable. Seriously, don't pick on people like this

      • bvreml

        Then hand him a recording of the text to memorize, if he's dyslexic, for heaven's sake.

      • Dani Murphy

        No excuse. He was given the information beforehand and should have memorized it anyway. Isn't that what actors are suppose to do? Memorize their lines.

  • A.L. Hern

    I think Travolta was under the impression that Desi Arnaz was present to sing his inimitable rendition of “Babaloo.”

    • Jim


  • Jim

    He's probably taking credit for the song winning Best Song by messing up Idina's name. I bet he approached her after the performance and congratulated her on her last year Oscar win for the song she recorded and co wrote, from the James. Bond movie ” Skyfall.”

  • Bob England

    Who can say that it wasn't written as Adele Dazeem on the teleprompter?

    • rightafterscribe

      Even if it was, you'd think at some point during the process (rehearsal, when he was asked to present, at any point during any of the pre-oscar events, when he took his kids to the movie etc) he'd have heard her name, or at least put it together that Adele Dazeem isn't who we was introducing

  • Lisa

    Dude forgot his glasses. Next.