25.11.2022
Thanksgiving Day parade: Paula Abdul, 60, glows in a metallic outfit in NYC

The Thanksgiving Day parade had some major star power on Thursday morning.

Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit as she lit up the festivities in New York City while on a float.

The star looked slender in the sparkly number as she belted out her 1988 hit song Straight Up.

Also at the parade were singers Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele and Mariah Carey.

‘Today’s the day! I will be on the fabulous Jennie-O Big Turkey Spectacular Float performing “Straight Up” in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,’ wrote Abdul on Instagram.

‘For everyone at home tuning in while you prep your JENNIE-O® Turkey, head to JennieO.com for all your holiday needs!! #JennieO #Turkey #MacysParade @hormelfoods @Macys.’

She was seen in a sparkly catsuit as she sung her heart out.

With temperatures rising to a high of 50 on Thursday morning along with clear skies, spectators should have a clear view of the 16 giant balloon characters set to fly at 9 a.m.

While all eyes will be on the parade, viewers may notice the absence of The Today Show’s Al Roker, who will miss the event for the first time in 27 years after being hospitalized for blood clots. Y

et the show went on without the popular host as Broadway singer Lea Michele kicked off the festivities with a performance of Don’t Rain on My Parade from her Broadway Show Funny Girl.

Along with the iconic balloons, the parade will also feature 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and several music stars are set to make their way through on Thanksgiving Day.

The tradition dates back nearly a century, when Macy’s flagship Manhattan store put on its first holiday parade.

It was then called the Macy’s Christmas Parade.

It has always taken place on Thanksgiving morning and the first parade was in 1924.

It was created in hopes to attract customers for holiday shopping.

In the decades following, the parade has grown and evolved to the hours-long event filled with towering balloons, celebrity performers and festive floats.

Paula made news last year when she had breast reduction surgery to make her implants smaller.

The former America Idol judge underwent a corrective operation to reverse a previous breast augmentation procedure.

Paula had old implants removed that were ‘a little too big’ for her body and were causing her discomfort.

In a video shared on Instagram by medical device firm InMode – which Paula is a brand ambassador for – she said: ‘With my height, I’m petite, I started with smaller breasts and about 20-plus years ago I had implants put in, and the more I was dancing the harder it was getting on my back.

‘As the years go by, gravity happens too, and I just always felt like [they were] a little too big for my frame, and I wanted to get the old implants out.’

Also in the video – which was recorded before the op took place – Paula is told by her surgeon Dr. Jacob Unger his plan is to ‘reshape the breasts very well and get the best overall shape and contour to match your frame’.

Professing her excitement, the ‘Opposites Attract’ hitmaker exclaims: ‘I’m very excited. This is going to be great.’

Back in 2019, Paula honestly spoke about the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures she’d had, insisting her goal was to enhance her natural looks and not try and pretend she wasn’t ageing.

Speaking to PEOPLE at the time, she said: ‘I feel like I’m ageing as gracefully as one can be, with a healthy outlook. Dancing with passion everyday keeps that going. Ageing is inevitable, and I haven’t really put too much pressure on it.’

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