Sayaka Kanda, Idina Menzel to sing 'Let It Go' on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'


Sayaka Kanda and American singer Idina Menzel will sing "Let It Go" from Disney's megahit "Frozen" on NHK's popular New Year's Eve program "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (Red and White Song Contest).

In the "Frozen" segment, Menzel, 43, who voiced Elsa’s role and sang the original “Let It Go” in the English version will sing with Kanda, 28, who voiced Anna’s role in Japanese. They will sing “For The First Time in Forever” and “Let It Go” from New York, in both Japanese and English. May J will also sing a Japanese version of "Let It Go."

“I am very excited to be able to sing with Kanda-san,” Menzel said in a statement.

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This the cue to unplug my TV and snuggle up in bed with a current bestseller.

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I thought the Japanese version was officially sung by Matsu Takako. But then again she's a cute actresss and not really a singer.

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Sayaka, like her mother, Seiko, is a beauty and a good singer.

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Ummm... speaking of letting something go already...

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I was surprised to hear that this song was sung by Kanda Sayaka, the daughter of Matsuda Seiko. I went through a "Seiko" phase when I was a kid in the 80s (first sign I was totally gay?). I have to say (but not too loud) that she sings much better than her mother.

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I let it go before the cartoon went to cinemas. Another good reason to miss that long, dull show.

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Oh God! Please make it STOPPPPP!!!!

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Yes, please just let it go!

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Let us go!

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Matsu Takako did the J voice for Elsa and Sayaka Kanda did the J voice for Anna. Matsu Takako sang Let It Go in Japanese (Ari no ma ma) in the movie, and it's a much better version than May J's IMHO.

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