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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 - Ratings Revealed!

NBC aired the annual 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 25) during Thanksgiving, and the numbers are in!

The three-hour special aired from 9 a.m. to noon across all time zones, along with a 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. repeat.

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'Annie Live!' Stars Celina Smith & Harry Connick Jr. Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Watch!

Celina Smith is showcasing her singing skills!

The 12-year-old star, who will be playing Annie in NBC’s upcoming Annie Live!, performed at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 25) in New York City.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 - Balloon Lineup Revealed!

The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is happening today (November 25) and we have the full list of balloons that you can expect to see this year!

Some new balloons will be debuted this year, including Ada Twist, Scientist and Funko Pop!-inspired Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian.

Make sure to check out the full list of performers appearing during the event!

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 - Celebrity Performers & How to Watch!

The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is nearly here!

The 95th annual parade is kicking off on Thursday (November 25) on Thanksgiving, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the big event.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gets an Epic Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is immortalized in balloon form!

The 48-year-old wrestling superstar and actor was hilariously turned into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dwayne Johnson

The balloon, disguised as real coverage from the parade, was an ad for The Rock‘s upcoming TV comedy, Young Rock, which is set to arrive in 2021.

In the commercial break, Today‘s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb remarked about the balloon, dressed up in his infamous ’90s blue jeans, fanny pack, silver chain and black turtleneck look used in many memes

Young Rock “follows the wild times of Dwayne as a kid, a teen, and a college footballer,” according to Hoda, while Savannah said that she “can’t wait to see what kind of trouble little D.J. got into.”

“Never in my wildest dreams…I’ve been a lucky SOB to have done some pretty cool s–t in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade, this might take the cake. This time in my life may represent when I had just $7bucks in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck my turtleneck in and wear fake silver jewelry because it was all I could afford 🤣🤦🏽‍♂️ And my massive plucked raised eyebrow is the stuff that dreams (and nightmares) are made of 😂💀 Float on, kid.. you might just make it one day,” The Rock wrote on Instagram.

If you missed it, here’s who’s going to play him in the upcoming series!

See Which Stars Appeared to the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!

Bebe Rexha and Tori Kelly pose for photos while participating in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning (November 26) in New York City.

Bebe performed her new song “Baby I’m Jealous” and she rode on the Jennie-O float. Tori performed her holiday song “25th” and she rode on Lifetime’s Christmas in Times Square float.

Not all of the stars appeared live on Thanksgiving Day and some of them had pre-taped segments, which were filmed on 34th Street in front of the Macy’s flagship store.

Other celebs in attendance at the parade included Karol G, Keke Palmer, Sofia Carson, Ally Brooke, Brett Young, Lauren Alaina, CNCO, Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Fallon, and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Learn about all the ways that the parade had to be different this year due to the pandemic.

Also, find out why most of the singers were likely lip syncing during their performances.

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Here's Why The Rockettes Didn't Do Their Classic Kick Line During the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Rockettes are going viral on social media – but it’s because of something they didn’t do!

The legendary dance troupe performed during the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26) in New York City. However, a frenzy soon kicked off on social media once viewers realized they never did their classic kick line!

The reason, as New York Times pointed out earlier in the week, is due to social distancing amid the pandemic.

“18 of the 80 Rockettes will appear in their wooden soldiers costume with custom-made masks. (That particular Rockettes number was chosen because the dancers have limited contact with one another, which means no kickline.),” the outlet reported.

Many viewers likely did not know about that decision ahead of the parade, and reacted strongly on social media.

“The @Rockettes didn’t do their legendary kicks so I….Very precise. Beautiful costumes. #MacysParade,” wrote April Reign.

“Leave it to the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to have the world famous kicking line of the @Rockettes, not kick during their performance. The year that keeps ruining everything. Hysterical,” added another user.

Still, plenty of social media users praised the performance and pointed out that they still pulled out a fantastic performance given the circumstances.

“The Rockettes were amazing! I know they didn’t do the famous kick line, but the drill was PERFECTLY done and incredibly difficult!!” added NBC’s JC Monahan.

The Rockettes have promised a kickline for an upcoming performance though.

“Thank you for all the love for our Wooden Soldier routine at #MacysParade! If you’re excited for a kickline, tune in to @nbc’s tree lighting Dec. 2 for a special Rockette kickline for fans at home!” they tweeted.

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