A TikToker captured a teleprompter showing lyrics to 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' during Mariah Carey's performance at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade




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  • A video of Mariah Carey's performance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade went viral on TikTok.

  • It showed the lyrics to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" being displayed on a teleprompter.

  • It has been viewed 6.1 million times, and viewers speculated as to why the lyrics were necessary.

A video of Mariah Carey's performance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade has gone viral on TikTok as a member of the crowd captured a teleprompter displaying the lyrics to "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

The video, which was posted by TikToker @sydneybarinas on November 26, has over 6.1 million views and showed Carey's performance at the New York City parade, while a screen supplied the words to her number one hit. While Carey was not visible in the video, two large monitors showed her singing and the backup dancers were also seen performing.

The caption of the clip read, "Yes, Mariah Carey is using a teleprompter for lyrics of her most famous song at Macys Day Parade."

A spokesperson for Macy's told Insider in a statement that the teleprompter was used to give the audience "the opportunity to sing along." Representatives for Carey did not immediately responded to Insider's request for comment.

In the comments, many users speculated futher. One user guess it was for the crowd to sing along, while another comment said it was "possibly for the dancers."

A comment with over 43,000 likes said, "TV production employee here, the entire broadcast has these running in the script. For her, it's probably a failsafe in case her in-ear fails." A comment with over 820 likes added, "It's more for the crew so everyone knows where and when to be."

Another comment with over 60,000 likes said, "people don't understand how live tv/performances work. If the audio in her ear fails, she won't know where she's at in the song."

The 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place on November 24 and featured performers, giant inflatables, and live music. Carey closed the show singing her famous Christmas track.

Carey first released "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in 1994 where it originally peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 List.

In 2019, after it reached the number-one spot, Billboard charts confirmed this made Carey the first artist in history to have a number-one record in four different decades, which spanned from 1990 to 2020.

On December 25 2020, Carey's Christmas song broke a Spotify record for achieving the biggest single day streams with 17.223 million according to Chart Data. Carey responded to the news in a tweet by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

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