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Idina Menzel defends New Year’s Eve performance

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Idina Menzel’s latest performance of “Let It Go” has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The singer performed her hit song from Frozen on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, and it didn’t take long for online commentators to point out her difficulty with hitting the song’s challenging high notes, particularly near the end of her performance.

“There are about 3 million notes in a two-and-a-half-hour musical; being a perfectionist, it took me a long time to realize that if I’m hitting 75 percent of them, I’m succeeding ... I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life,” she said in a recent Tweet.

Here’s the performance she was defending.