Who Is Adele Dazeem? Watch John Travolta Flub Idina Menzel’s Name

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Actor John Travolta at the 2014 G'Day USA Los Angeles black tie gala at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

If you watched Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony and found yourself confused about who John Travolta was introducing to sing the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” you’re not alone. Apparently, even Travolta himself wasn’t sure.

Though it was Idina Menzel—who Travolta correctly, but weirdly, described as “wickedly talented”—who was singing the hit song from Frozen, the Pulp Fiction star introduced her as Adele Dazeem. (Adele Dazim? Adela Dazeem? We’re not even sure!) You can watch the flub on this Vine from Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet, below:

Luckily, Menzel didn’t let Travolta’s misstep rattle her, as she went on to turn out a “wickedly” amazing performance.

[BuzzFeed]

9 comments
jaxbriscoe01
jaxbriscoe01

Vinnie Barberino was deliciously clueless. Rehearsal would have helped him but wig glue isnt going to buy itself.

WalterOchs
WalterOchs

Her performance wasn't up to her standards. She was rattled.

fjag
fjag

what?...where?


heatherkj
heatherkj

He described her as "wickedly" talented because she is famous for appearing in "Wicked" on Broadway. There was a pun in there that you apparently missed completely. Doesn't excuse his butchering of her name, though.

bettyspinks
bettyspinks

@heatherkj  I know you think you're the only one witty enough to have caught the pun, but I promise, no one in the nation missed the pun including John Travolta who was already replaying the moment in his head when he flubbed her name two seconds later.

BrittRubinstein
BrittRubinstein

@bettyspinks @heatherkj  I promise you, he didn't get the pun either. Otherwise, he would have known her name. It was probably written in italics so he put emphasis on it. 

dillybar525
dillybar525

@bettyspinks @heatherkj  I don't think John Travolta got the pun, actually. He sounded confused, like someone else wrote that for him and he was just trying to make it sound cool.

busyba
busyba

@bettyspinks It's pretty obvious that the author, Megan Gibson, is at least one person in the nation who missed the pun.