One day after “Let It Go” was named by the Academy the best song, IdinaÂ Menzel teamed with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on “The Tonight Show.”
“Armed with a xylophone, Casio keyboard, a triangle and a sense of humor, the crew performed the first “Tonight Show”Â version of a series that had become massively popular onÂ Late Night With Jimmy FallonÂ (Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has more than 17 million views on YouTube alone),” reports The Rolling Stone.
Roots leader Black Thought revealed that Jimmy, the band and the special guest determineÂ the arrangement “in an instant” and that where people are sitting determines what instruments they’ll play.
The “Frozen”Â soundtrack stole the first lines ofÂ this year’s charts, hitting Number One on the Billboard 200 for five non-consecutive weeks and selling more than 1 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Let’s remind that this week “Tonight Show” saw such stars asÂ U2, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Tim McGraw and Justin Timberlake.
But one of the most memorable moments was appearance of First Lady Michelle Obama whoÂ joinedÂ FallonÂ and Will FerrellÂ for some talk â or to be more exact, some valley girl âEw!â talk.
The actor, in drag, preformed the showâs teen host, and Ferrell played her friend. Their catch-phrase was âew!â Michelle visited their basement set to talk about the Olympics and her favorite topics, exercising and healthy eating.
âExercise is not âew,ââ the first lady told the teens, copying their Valley Girl-esque twang. âYou just have to find an exercise thatâs right for you.â
The first lady was something of the straight woman to the comediansâ over-the-top antics, but she gamely joined in with the trio for anÂ Â ââEwâ dance party!â
Justin Timberlake also was invited to the show to demonstrate a much-anticipated fifth installment of their âHistory or Rapâ series.
The two performed âHistory of Rap Part 5â on the show Friday night, this time taking on songs by artists past and present, ranging from LL Cool J, Salt Nâ Pepa and N.W.A. to Drake, Kendrick Lamar andÂ Kanye West.
The TV BFFâs could barely it for few impatient moments, skipping the intros and immediately grabbing the mics that were hidden behind Fallonâs desk. They quickly made their way to the floor and belted out tunes to the screaming crowd for five minutes.
Justin TimberlakeÂ andÂ Jimmy FallonÂ showcased their rapping skills on classic songs such as Tone Locâs âWild Thingâ and The Notorious B.I.G.âs âBig Poppa,â then rolling into modern song selections, the two included Kendrick Lamarâs âSwimming Pools (Drank),â Drakeâs âStarted From the Bottomâ and a mash-up of Jay Zâs â99 Problemsâ and Ludacrisâ âMove Bitch (Get Out The Way),â before closing out the performance with a spirited version of Run DMC and Aerosmithâs âWalk This Way.â
By the way, this was Fallonâs first week taking over the extra popilar show. The new host has already proved his chops with a slew of major guests and repurposing other oldÂ Late NightÂ sketches like theÂ âhashtag convos”.