Over the weekend, I went to a special Tangled screening event hosted by D23. More to come on that tomorrow. Tangled (2010) is Disney's 50th animated classic movie. One of the most memorable moments from this movie is the "lantern sequence" where Flynn rows Rapunzel out onto the water so she can get the best view of the floating lanterns that commemorate the birthday of the lost Princess of Corona. The song, "I See the Light" accompanies the visually stunning moment.
"I See the Light" was written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. The song received both an Oscar and Golden Globe nod for original song in 2011. The original voice actors who portrayed Flynn (Zachary Levi) and Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) were asked to perform the song at the 2011 Oscar Show. Alan Menken was also present for the performance and accompanied Levi and Moore on piano. You can see parts of this Oscar performance in the following video.
"I See the Light" is a very pretty song to put on your Valentine's playlist. It's also a pretty popular karaoke choice, especially if you want to sing a duet.
Happy Music Monday!