Paula Abdul Slays First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance – Hollywood Life
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Paula Abdul wowed parade spectators with her first-ever appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The 60-year-old performed her hit “Straight Up” next to a sparkling turkey. Paula looked radiant in a gold sequined jumpsuit.
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Paula Abdul before her performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)
Paula showed her sensational dance moves and started her performance with a little tap dance. She was joined by the St. John’s Dance Team. Paula took her performance to the next level with incredible lifts.
The day before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Paula stopped by the TODAY Show to talk about her performance. “It’s a bucket list for my childhood,” she told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. Paula reposted the interview on her Instagram, writing: “That [is] something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl.”
“I’m thrilled to be making my Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut on the fabulous Jennie-O float and can’t wait to perform “Straight Up” for the parade’s global television audience. I hope everyone is having a happy, healthy and peaceful Turkey Day!” Paula said in a statement ahead of the parade.
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Before the parade performance, Paula posted a behind-the-scenes Instagram video of a rehearsal. The singer all pulled together to practice her performance in front of Macy’s department store in New York City. Paula was accompanied by all her dancers during the rehearsal.
Paula Abdul and Jimmy Fallon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)
Paula wasn’t the only star to grace us with his presence at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Lea Michele, Mariah Carey, Big Time Rush, Blanco Brown, Dionne Warwick and more.
Back in September 2022, Paula attended Kelly Clarkson’s Walk of Fame ceremony with fellow American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. “I couldn’t miss her star on Hollywood Boulevard,” Paula said during an interview with TODAY. She added, “I always say that the first day of her show I signed on her wall, ‘Remember I’m your second mom so proud of you.'”