Mariah Carey SLAMMED for 'disastrous' lip-sync performance during Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw the return of Mariah Carey and fans were not thrilled about her performance

Mariah Carey SLAMMED for 'disastrous' lip-sync performance during Thanksgiving Day Parade
Mariah Carey performing at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022 (NBC)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get together with your loved one and dance to the tunes of your favorite holiday-themed songs. When it comes to holiday-themed music, how can we forget Mariah Carey’s iconic track ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ and the impact it has on the listeners? The song has become one of the biggest songs based on the festival of Christmas and every year, as soon as the holiday season starts, the song makes its way to the top of the charts due to its amazing lyrics and extraordinary composition. However, the song found itself in the middle of a controversy after the singer made an appearance at the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24.

The musician made comeback to the special event after seven years and there was a lot of excitement among fans that the ‘Queen of Christmas’ will be performing her iconic song on the occasion of Thanksgiving. However, her comeback performance at Macy’s Thanksgiving event is been highly criticized as many viewers and listeners believe that the musician was “lip-syncing” during her performance.

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Mariah Carey performs onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2022: New York at Central Park on September 24, 2022 in New York City.
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Performing in front of thousands of people, Carey looked stunning in a tight-fitted red gown as she sang her iconic festive song. But it seems fans immediately got to know that the singer was ‘lip-syncing’ throughout the performance when they found out that her voice sounded really similar to the recorded version of the hit 1994 track.

Fans were really unhappy with the singer’s blatant use of lip-syncing and blasted her for wasting their time. One of the fans wrote, “Respect to Mariah Carey for not even pretending not to lip sync.” Another fan wrote, “After that disastrous lip sync, it’s only fitting that Mariah Carey’s trademark attempt to become the official Queen of Christmas was rejected. Yikes.” Another listener tweeted, “So we’re just supposed to pretend like Mariah Carey is actually singing All I Want For Christmas live right now? Terrible lip sync.”
“Mariah Carey just did the worst lip sync job of all time.. how you ruin Christmas in November,” wrote another fan. “This Mariah Carey lip sync might go down as the worst attempt in history. I don’t think her mic was even on, her face certainly wasn’t moving,” said another listener.

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This is not the first that the singer has been criticized for lip-syncing. In 2016, the Grammy-winning artist faced a lot of technical difficulties during her performance at Times Square left her completely out of sync with her song. As soon as she found out that this is getting out of hand, she left the stage after pacing back and forth in embarrassment.

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Singer Mariah Carey poses in the press room during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Mariah Carey poses in the press room during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images For dcp)

 

‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is one of the greatest holiday-themed songs ever and became a global success after topping the charts in more than 26 countries. The song has been certified ‘Diamond’ by RIAA as it sold more than 10 million copies in the US, becoming the only holiday song to accomplish this feat.

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