Kelly Clarkson Breaks Tradition & Sings Live at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

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The episode sparked a flurry of online commentary.

Macy's executive producer, Susan Tercero, told EW of the show: "We like to be able to debut the best of Broadway, but we also like to show those viewers what they want to see".

Ora tweeted thanks to Macy's for "the honesty". ‍ (@GingerKat222) November 22, 2018So, the Thanksgiving Day parade just showcased the musical The Prom, which culminated in two women sharing a kiss. "Closing out their performance of the big number, Kinnunen and McCalla shared a kiss on live television, which appears to be the first same-sex kiss in the parade's history".

Representatives for Macy's and broadcaster NBCUniversal didn't respond to inquiries.

"I'm thankful I get to perform on the coldest freaking Thanksgiving ever... live!". The event dates to 1924. Some, though, hovered just a few feet above their handlers. For the 92nd edition, THE LINEUP will feature 16 giant character balloons; 43 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 12 marching bands.

Some in the LGBTQ community were grateful for a couple's public kiss during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning.

Bystanders refused to let cold temperatures put a damper on watching the parade, breaking out the blankets and sleeping bags.

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"We are thrilled that the nation will experience the hard work, focus, creativity and brilliance of our students at one of the country's most cherished holiday celebrations".

Among the scheduled performers are Diana Ross, John Legend and Martina McBride.

Tony Stout had camped out with his extended family since 2 make sure they got a good view of his son, who was in the parade with the Ohio State University marching band.

'Umm, I don't know if y'all know this, but that was live!' Clarkson said on her Instagram Story.

There had been concern heavy winds might force the balloons to fly at a lower altitude or be removed entirely out of fears that they can be blown off course, which has resulted in injuries in the past.

The iconic characters that soar between Manhattan skyscrapers will be grounded if sustained winds exceed 23 miles per hour (37 kph) and gusts exceed 34 miles per hour (54.7 kph) under city rules implemented after wind blew a "Cat in the Hat" balloon into a lamp post near Central Park, critically injuring a woman.

Others performers include Bad Bunny, Kane Brown, Pentatonix, Sugarland and Barenaked Ladies.