Mariah Carey has been accused of lip-syncing her most iconic song during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
It's one of the biggest parts of America's annual Thanksgiving tradition where inflatables pass through New York City above a crowd of people celebrating and cheering.
While Mariah is usually considered the Queen of Christmas, she was wheeled out in front of happy Americans a little earlier than normal to sing 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.
Loads of dancers in ballet dresses and Nutcracker outfits pranced around her as she stood in the centre in a gorgeous red gown and under a big umbrella.
Her vocals were flawless, however some people on social media questioned whether she was actually singing or relying on a backing track.
One person said: "People gotta stop having Mariah Carey lip sync. She’s so bad at it."
Another added: "Well, yet another 'interesting' performance from @MariahCarey at the Thanksgiving Day parade. Not quite in sync with the lip sync all the time and was she bolted to the float?"
A third wrote: "Honestly gotta respect that Mariah just had to stand there and lip sync for the whole country to love her today."
Mariah Carey lip sync rating:— Emily Ward - omgitsemilyward on tumblr (@omgitsemilyward) November 24, 2022
MUCH better than the Rockin’ New Years Eve fiasco of a handful of years back
still not perfect but again why the hell are we making Mariah lip sync
10/10 because she’s giving us her all here even if there are tiny errors#macysparade
When was the last time Mariah Carey didn’t lip sync.— The AK (@TheAntKelly) November 24, 2022
However, it seems like this is a trend when it comes to the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.
Rita Ora was invited to sing at the festive event back in 2018 and she was also accused of lip-syncing.
A person wrote on Twitter: "Why are people surprised @RitaOra lip synced during the #MacysDayParade they all do it. Did everyone miss @johnlegend doing the same thing?"
While celebrities would often leave this sort of social media debate to the masses, John Legend stepped in and explained what happens on the big day.
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) November 22, 2018
The 'All of Me' singer said: "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!"
Regardless of whether Mariah was lip-syncing or not, her performance signals something that has been happening around this time for nearly 30 years.
Her hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' has been slowly climbing the charts since Halloween finished in late October.
According to Billboard, the 1994 track has re-entered the Hot 100 at number 25.
There has been 14 million official streams, 11.5 million radio airplay audience impressions and 1,900 sold in the tracking week of November 11 to 17 alone.
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