Rita Ora & John Legend Defend Themselves After Lip-Syncing At The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

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Rita Ora & John Legend Defend Themselves After Lip-Syncing At The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:18 23 Nov 2018


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Rita Ora has lashed back after she faced criticism for lip-syncing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York yesterday.

A technical glitch caused the singer to start shortly after the song had already begun. A fan caught the moment on camera.

Check out the video below:

However, it turns out she has a completely valid reason for this and with the support of John Legend, she set the record straight.

Taking to Twitter John wrote, "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."

Rita then retweeted the comment and captioned her tweet, "It’s annoying for us but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live always have been!"

Rita then garnered the support of a number of fans.

"We all know that Rita Ora can sing! Don’t be so quick to judge!"

While Macy's took to Twitter to apologise for the technical glitch.

"Several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively impacted their performance."

A number of singers performed at the event. We've put together a list of some of the performers below;

Ashley Tisdale

John Legend

Leona Lewis

Brynn Cartelli

Tegan Marie

Ally Brooke

Lip sync or no lip sync, it looked like an incredible show!


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