Mariah Carey was fully in her element on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
The 52-year-old singer sang (in playback) her hit
All I Want For Christmas Is You
, released in 1994. The song has since become iconic and won multiple awards.
During the performance at Macy's Department Store's 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade, two surprise guests, Moroccan and Monroe, her 11-year-old twins, emerged from giant gift boxes behind her.
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The twittosphere was subsequently inflamed by the “flagrant” playback of the star.
One user wrote, "Mariah Carey backing track with this umbrella is 78% energized as her dancers perform like their lives are at stake in the Thanksgiving Parade."
Another plague: "Mariah Carey does playback as if we hadn't heard her worst performance a year or two ago".
This person is probably referring to the 2016 New Year's Eve in Times Square.
The diva stormed off stage after technical issues made it clear she wasn't really singing.
Other Internet users, on the contrary, were delighted with the performance.
In addition to her followers, the interpreter of
We Belong Together
was able to count on the support of the twins, from her marriage to singer Nick Cannon, but also on that of her choreographer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka who coached the dancers.
This Thursday, the American superstar brilliantly closed the impressive parade followed by a procession of 3 million people.