Vocal legend Diana Ross was the subject of some Twitter jokes after she appeared to lip sync at the Thanksgiving parade — without even holding a microphone.
Social media users had some fun after Ross’ rendition of “Wonderful Christmastime” aboard a float at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in midtown Manhattan, with some people contending she’s too famous to even pretend to lip sync.
“The incomparable Diana Ross doesn't need your silly microphone to lip sync,” tweeted a user named Lance Ulanoff.
Another user named Laurel Raymond aspired to reach Ross’ status, writing, “Goals: Diana Ross being too damn famous to lip sync in the Macy's Parade.”
Several others, however, had a different reaction.
“This is awkward. Someone forgot to tell Diana Ross to lip sync,” wrote a user named Ben Goshorn.
Ross, who did not appear to be wearing a mic either, still seemed to enjoy herself, as she smiled and waved to fans during the performance.
Another singer at this year’s parade, John Legend, explained to viewers Thursday that all of the performers were forced to lip sync because the floats weren’t capable of facilitating a live vocal performance.
“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 after his gig Thursday. “Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live!”
Rita Ora, who also performed at the parade, then expounded on Legend’s point.
"Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet,” she tweeted. “It's annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been! When you come to (an) ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys!"
Legend and Ora both used microphones during their parade performances.
Ross, 74, recently released a new Christmas album that features her version of “Wonderful Christmastime,” which is originally by Paul McCartney.
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