Rita Ora caught a lot of flak to synchronize the lips with his song "Let You Love Me" during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2018.
Like Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve in Times Square before her, Ora is one of the many talented artists who take the technical trouble.
But when it comes to hitting all the right notes (silent) during the annual broadcast of that cold Thursday, Ora was not alone.
John Legend, who performed "Have Yourself to Merry Little Christmas" aboard a Build-A-Bear sailing ship, went on Twitter on Thursday to explain that lip synchronization was the only way to do it. Obviously, everything comes down to logistics.
"Fun fact, we all have to synchronize the lips in this parade because the floats do not have the ability to handle the sound requirements for a live performance, I hope everyone has enjoyed it anyway," Legend said of him and your fellow musicians.
Pray was right behind him.
"Fun fact @johnlegend, thanks for clarifying what I was about to tweet too," Ora said in response. "It's annoying for us, but anyway! All my shows are 100 percent live they've always been! When you come to an ORA show, get ready! Back to the holidays! That you're good guys! 🙂 X . "
Pray was just one of the stars that seemed to be synchronized with the lips with a visible delay for people online who noticed the accident.
Macy's issued a statement assuring viewers that the artists were not to blame for any performance problems.
"During today's #MacysParade NBC broadcast, several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively affected their performance," the statement said. "We apologize and we want the fans to know that these problems were beyond the control of the artists."
Evidently, not all the stars took vocal rest and articulated the lyrics during the festive spectacle. Kelly Clarkson settled on Instagram to reassure viewers that she really was live.
"Umm, I do not know if everyone knows, but that was live!" He said on Instagram.