This short news clip features Kylie performing on one of the floats in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in November 2010 in New York City.
She appears on top of a giant duck singing her current single ‘Get Outta My Way’, from the album Aphrodite. The song hit No. 1 on the US Billboard dance chart.
Although only brief, the footage of Kylie on the duck float gives viewers unfamiliar with the event a good indication of the massive scale of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The parade is watched by millions of people for its themed floats and A-list talent as it winds its way through the streets of Manhattan to the Macy’s flagship store on West 34th Street.
It is arguably the biggest and most popular parade in the world and has been held annually since 1924. To be invited to perform is testament to Kylie’s global reach and worldwide popularity.
That year, the eclectic line-up of featured guests included Kanye West, Carrie Underwood, Gladys Knight and The Muppets.
The biggest audience for this event is on television so it’s not surprising that the production is aimed more at the broadcast audience. As a result, nearly all performers in the parade lip sync instead of singing live. Having singers perform live would be a logistical nightmare as the floats are constantly moving and the autumn weather is often not conducive to live performance.
While it’s obvious that Kylie is not singing live here, her performance is professionally captured by multiple cameras with slick live editing.
This story was broadcast on Nine News on 26 November 2010.
Notes by Mel Bondfield