Singer Sayaka Kanda, who is the daughter of singer Seiko Matsuda, is eagerly awaiting next weekend's Academy Awards.
Kanda, 27, provides the voice for the protagonist in the Japanese version of the Disney animated feature "Frozen," which is nominated for best animated feature.
Kanda appeared at a promotional event for the film in Tokyo this week and took part in a song and dance routine with Dualis Music, a group of music college graduates, who performed the theme song “Let It Go,” which is also nominated for an Oscar.
Kanda said, “I think my energy will reach the U.S. No doubt the song will win the award."
A critical and commercial success in the U.S., "Frozen" has made nearly $1 billion and is the culmination of a revival driven by fierce competition and the studio's purchase of rival Pixar in 2006, bringing boss John Lasseter into the Disney fold.
"Frozen" opens in Japan on March 14.© Japan Today/AFP