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Diana Ross doesn’t bother bringing mic to lip sync Thanksgiving performance… and Twitter loves it

When you are legend status, you do whatever the hell you want.

And that’s exactly what Diana Ross did on Thursday when she didn’t even bother to use a microphone to lip-sync to her Thanksgiving Parade performance.

The 74-year-old icon was one of the performers lined up to ride the floats through the streets of New York for the 92nd annual Macy’s holiday spectacular.

The ultimate diva: Diana Ross didn’t even bother to bring a mic to lip-sync to her Thanksgiving Parade performance on Thursday

But unlike her peers who did their best to pretend they were singing live, the songstress emphatically mouthed the words completely hands — and care — free.

Despite record low temperatures for the parade, the septuagenarian looked like she was having a ball, smiling and dancing along to her own pre-recorded version of Paul McCartney’s Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.

She looked amazing too, clad in a glimmering white gown and enormous fur coat befitting the queen she is.

As for her ‘effortless’ performance, Twitter could not get enough of it.

Icon: The 74-year-old icon was one of the performers lined up to ride the floats through the streets of New York for the 92nd annual Macy's holiday spectacular

Icon: The 74-year-old icon was one of the performers lined up to ride the floats through the streets of New York for the 92nd annual Macy’s holiday spectacular

Queen: As for her 'effortless' performance, Twitter could not get enough of it

Queen: As for her ‘effortless’ performance, Twitter could not get enough of it

‘Diana Ross, not even bothering to lipsync. Like the legend she is. #MacysParade’ one user wrote.

‘Love how Diana Ross is like f*ck the mic, I’ll just have my hair blowing in my face,’ posted another.

‘Diana Ross ain’t having it today! Y’all know I can sing, just play my sh*t & let me stand up there!’ joked a third. 

Zero Fs given: Unlike her peers who did their best to pretend they were singing live, the songstress emphatically mouthed the words completely hands — and care — free

Zero Fs given: Unlike her peers who did their best to pretend they were singing live, the songstress emphatically mouthed the words completely hands — and care — free

Mood:  Fans loved the performance even if they couldn't hear it

Mood:  Fans loved the performance even if they couldn’t hear it

‘LMAO Diana Ross said “Nah I’m good” to a microphone,’ a fourth shared, while a fifth stated: ‘Ok Diana Ross just showed us how not to care.’ 

The Reach Out And Touch hitmaker was joined at the gig by several members of her family, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, son Evan Ross and daughter-in-law Ashlee Simpson.

Like the matriarch, the whole clan dressed entirely in white.

Clan: The Reach Out And Touch hitmaker was joined at the gig by several members of her family

Clan: The Reach Out And Touch hitmaker was joined at the gig by several members of her family

Loving family: Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, son Evan Ross and daughter-in-law Ashlee Simpson were all there to support her

Loving family: Daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, son Evan Ross and daughter-in-law Ashlee Simpson were all there to support her

At least one thing was properly synced: Like the matriarch, the whole clan dressed entirely in white

At least one thing was properly synced: Like the matriarch, the whole clan dressed entirely in white

Young at heart: Diana looked amazing, clad in a glimmering white gown and enormous fur coat befitting the queen she is

Young at heart: Diana looked amazing, clad in a glimmering white gown and enormous fur coat befitting the queen she is

There were other memorable lip-syncing moments earlier in the parade too, such as when Rita Ora attempted to do so a good five seconds behind the recorded track.

Viewers mocked her on Twitter, but fellow performer John Legend jumped to her defense, insisting all performers had to lip sync because the floats could not handle the required sound equipment. 

However one performer who was not happy to settle for the lip-syncing option was Kelly Clarkson, who brought her own stage, band, horn section and back-up singers, so she could belt out an authentic rendition of Heat.

Stylish! Tracee rocked a long white coat with trainers and over-sized glasses

Stylish! Tracee rocked a long white coat with trainers and over-sized glasses

Happy couple: Ashlee and Evan looked toasty in their all-white ensembles

Happy couple: Ashlee and Evan looked toasty in their all-white ensembles

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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