Kelly Clarkson, Ally Brooke, Rita Ora, John Legend & More Perform at Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018: Watch
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 took place in New York City on Thursday morning (Nov. 22). Hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC’s “The Today Show”, this year's parade featured performances from: Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Barenaked Ladies, Pentatonix, Kane Brown, Sugarland, Ashley Tisdale, Leona Lewis, John Legend, Carly Pearce, Martina McBride, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Bad Bunny, Anika Noni Rose, Mackenzie Ziegler and more.
All of the artists above lip-synced as expected because technical difficulties because of the moving floats prevent singers to do their job live but there was one exception, our beloved Kelly Clarkson. She did sing live. But that was only because she performed from a stage and not a float.
John Legend had this to say when a Twitter user mentioned all the lip-syncing happening throughout the parade:
Fun fact. We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance. Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6— John Legend (@johnlegend) 22 de noviembre de 2018
Back to Kelly, she performed her song “Heat” from the “Meaning of Life” album. And what an irony it was. Everybody was freezing out there and she decided to sing a song titled like that - lol. Gotta love Kelegend!
Which was your favorite performance?
PS: Poor Rita Ora and her playback fail. I feel for her.