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John Legend & Rita Ora Explain Why Singers Lip Sync at Thanksgiving Day Parade

John Legend & Rita Ora Explain Why Singers Lip Sync at Thanksgiving Day Parade

John Legend and Rita Ora are all smiles while riding on floats during the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 22) in New York City.

The singers both faced criticism online for lip syncing during their performances at the parade, but they took to Twitter to explain why they didn’t sing live.

“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!” John tweeted.

Rita quotes John‘s tweet and added, “Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet. It’s annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been! When you come to a ORA show get ready! Back to holidays! Have a good one guys! :) X.”

Macy’s also released a statement saying that there were technical difficulties during that “negatively impacted” several recording artists’ performances.

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Photos: INSTARimages.com, Getty
Posted to: 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2018 Thanksgiving, John Legend, Music, Rita Ora

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  • cuzjcacjo

    people didn’t know that every single parade singing performance is pre-taped? seems like explanations shouldn’t be needed

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Were these critics born today? They lip sync every year.

  • nicosnectarinegirl

    performances on television have been at least partially lip synced as long as television has existed which is 70 years stop being so shocked

  • Amie

    Are the critics being too dumb now?Artists got to lipsync on the float every year.GET OVER IT