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Kanda hopes Disney movie won't be frozen out of Oscars

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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.

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Kanda-san does not have to worry--Frozen is a heavy favorite to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar.

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But was she the one who performed the song?

(People's take on the song is all over Youtube BTW.)

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But was she the one who performed the song?

I don't know, but either way I doubt they are voting on the Japanese version of the song...

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i thought May J sang the song ( i love her version )

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But was she the one who performed the song?

I don't know, but either way I doubt they are voting on the Japanese version of the song...

Definitely they're voting on the original English, but just wondering who did the Japanese version.

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Wow ! Sayaka-chan is twenty-seven ? ! I'm getting old ! ! !

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The Japanese version is by Takako Matsu (daughter of famous kabuki actor and famous actress and singer in her own right), and it is very good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvj3-MZO9Tw

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