John Travolta mangles singer Idina Menzel's name

And Twitter erupts with mockery

Published March 3, 2014 4:19AM (EST)

 (John Shearer/invision/ap)
(John Shearer/invision/ap)

Because there are not enough reasons to mock him, the world has found another reason to laugh at John Travolta, who introduced singer Idina Menzel with a mispronounciation so bad that whatever he uttered could not possibly be construed as her name (Adel Nadeem? Adelle Nazeem? John Smith?). Has John Travolta not heard of Idina Menzel?

Menzel, the voice of Elsa in the Oscar-winning animated film "Frozen," performed "Let It Go," which won best original song. She's well known for her role as Lea Michele's mother in "Glee," and has had major roles on Broadway in "Rent" and "Wicked."

This is what Travolta said:

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Everyone laughed:

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And then this happened:

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And this:

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But America is still waiting...:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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