Diana Ross appeared to lip sync without a mic at the Thanksgiving Parade — and people had some fun with it

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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A woman checks her phone as balloons move through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
People watch the floats from a balcony during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Heavily-armed police officers stand guard as the Olaf balloon floats down 6th Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The Grinch balloon floats over Central Park West during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
A Ronald McDonald balloon moves through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Performers cheer in front of Macy's Tom Turkey float as they take part in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
A clown performs as heavily armed police stand guard along Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Performers and balloons move through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A marching band performs along Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Musicians play as they move through Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
The Olaf balloon moves through Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR KALAHARI RESORTS AND CONVENTIONS - Kalahari Resorts and Conventions makes the company's debut in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Splashin' Safari float, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The family-owned resorts are home to America's Largest Indoor Waterparks. For more information visit www.KalahariResorts.com. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Kalahari Resorts and Conventions)
Performers take cover from the cold as they move through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
The Fleck, Bjorn, Jojo, and Hugg balloons make their way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
The Goku balloon makes its way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon moves through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A Vapor Wake K9 stands guard on 6th Avenue as Santa waves at the crowd during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, Maria Kent, foreground, makes her way down New York's Sixth Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
A nutcracker soldier balloon floats down 6th Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Macy's Tom Turkey float leads the the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade down Central Park West, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Hudson Garber, 2, watches the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon floats by from the JW Marriott Essex House during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Performers walk in front of Macy's Tom Turkey float as they take part in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
A "PAW Patrol" balloon floats over Central Park West during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats across Central Park South during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A performer takes part in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Greg Heffley from the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series balloon passes by windows of a building on Central Park West during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
A character from the Nutcracker poses for a photo while making her way down 6th Avenue during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A T-Rex floats by during the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Tim Taip/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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