good morning everybody! last night i had the privilege to attend idina menzel‘s showcase in hollywood to kick-off the release of her debut album i stand due in stores january 29th – you might know her from playing maureen in rent (a tony nominated performance!) and elphaba in wicked (a tony winning performance!) plus she stars in enchanted and sang the closing song for beowulf! she is a total knock your socks off singer – the album was produced by glen ballard who idina mentioned was on the top of her list of people to work with – she was so adorable and way humble (and very appreciative she was given the opportunity to make an album) plus her hubby hottie taye diggs was in the audience and it just so happened that it was their 5th wedding anniversary (they’ve been together for twelve years in total – ms. menzel mentioned taye was the first guy she was able to use the toilet in front of – it was a really funny aside!)
right after she mentioned it was their special day – idina sat down and sang a track called where do i begin? and she got all teary eyed – it was such a beautiful & romantic song – i got chills down my spine – right after she finished mr. diggs hopped up on stage to give his lady a big hug and kiss – so sweet! in total she sang about 6-7 songs – all of them she knocked out of the park – it was so amazing to be so close and hear her sing like she does – for sure i’ll be mentioning ms. menzel again here on popbytes – also make sure to check out her youtube channel! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo!
PHOTO CREDIT – STEWART SHINING
January 11, 2008