Mariah Carey was one of the performers who performed at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, performing her most iconic song at the NYC event.
However, people accused the superstar of lip-syncing.
As with the annual American Thanksgiving tradition, the inflatables towered over the streets of New York.
The crowd watched, cheered and cheered as the floats passed by.
The Queen of Christmas was introduced earlier than usual for her Thanksgiving performance.
Despite the early performance, Mariah Carey lived up to her title when she performed “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The dancers were dressed in ballet outfits and nutcrackers and leaped around the singer, who stood in the middle.
Mariah Carey wore a red dress under a huge umbrella. But, as usual, her singing was flawless.
However, people online are questioning the singer’s performance.
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Many on Twitter wondered if Mariah Carey was actually singing or letting the backing track do most of the singing.
“People gotta [sic] stop having Mariah Carey lip sync,” one person tweeted. “She’s so bad at it.”
“Well, yet another ‘interesting’ performance from @MariahCarey at the Thanksgiving Day parade,” followed another.
“Not quite in sync with the lip sync all the time and was she bolted to the float?”
A third chimed in, saying, “Honestly gotta respect that Mariah just had to stand there and lip sync for the whole country to love her today.”
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Mariah Carey wasn’t alone, as Rita Ora faced the same allegations four years ago.
With lip-syncing debates prominent on social media, fellow singer John Legend decided to shed more light on the situation.
“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,” Legend tweeted.
“Hope y’all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live!”
Whether or not Mariah Carey was lip-syncing, her performance continued a trend seen this time of year for 28 years.
“All I Want for Christmas is You” began to climb the charts upon the conclusion of Halloween.
Billboard claims the 1994 song entered the Hot 100 at number 25 this year.
Mariah Carey accused of lip-syncing iconic song at Thanksgiving Day parade