Celebrity 'Frozen' 's 'Let It Go' Songwriters Relive John Travolta's Oscars Gaffe "My heart just sank," Kristen Anderson-Lopez says of Idina Menzel being introduced as Adele Dazeem by John Travolta at the 2014 Academy Awards By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 17, 2014 10:55 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Larsen & Talbert for People.com It was the flub heard around the world. When John Travolta introduced Frozen‘s Idina Menzel as “the Wickedly talented Adele Dazeem” at the Academy Awards on March 2, there were two people in the audience who may have been more distraught about the mistake than Travolta and Menzel combined – Oscar-winning “Let It Go” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. “My heart just sank,” Anderson-Lopez tells PEOPLE. “I just grabbed [my husband]’s hand.” And the songwriting couple was not alone in their distress. “We were sitting next to the president of music at Disney and he just went, ‘Oh,’ ” says Lopez. “I don’t know if you can print an inflection but it was amazing and it just encompassed all the anxiety that we collectively felt at that moment.” But despite the hiccup, Anderson-Lopez thinks Menzel gave a performance the Rent star’s Frozen character Elsa would be proud of. “But I thought she exactly encompassed what that song is about in that moment. She decided not to let someone else control her power and she just let it out and sang the s––– out of that song,” Anderson-Lopez says. Meet the Masterminds Behind Frozen Hit ‘Let It Go’ And the couple is happy to laugh at the flub along with the rest of the world. They’ve even used the Adele Dazeem Name Generator. “Mine is Kieren Alexernder,” says Anderson-Lopez. Adds Lopez: “It told me my last name was Lopeez. Not as exciting.” Frozen is available on Blu-Ray/DVD March 18.