Mariah Carey Performs at ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

Mariah Carey and Miguel

The nation celebrated its 237th birthday with some red, white, and Mimi. Mariah Carey headlined “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” in New York on Independence Day. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the two-hour event also featured performances from Taylor Swift, Pitbull, and Selena Gomez, plus an amazing fireworks display curated by Usher.

The pop diva kicked off the evening with a performance of “America the Beautiful” from Libery State Park. Dressed in a flowing red gown, she belted out the patriotic tune during the pre-taped set.

While nestled between bales of hay, Miguel joined her for their hit collaboration “#Beautiful.”

Before the fireworks lit up the night sky, she changed into a sparkly black number for “Hero,” dedicating it to the “heroes that make us so proud.”

“Thank you so much for all the comments about Hero. Grateful to spend the fourth of July in unity. Feels #Beautiful,” tweeted Mariah.

Watch Mariah celebrate a festive Fourth of July.



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24 Comments

  1. Onika Miraj

    She did that! Wish there were more of them MC notes, but it was good.

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    Intl Reply:

    @Onika Miraj, Just as the video says Portions pre-recorded so was her voice.

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    Brandon Reply:

    @Intl, Since you’re an idiot, you probably didn’t know they put that there to explain why the setup might be different, audience might be different, and weather might be different.

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    Pauline F. Griffin Reply:

    like Christina answered I didn’t know that a mom able to profit ($)9655 in four weeks on the internet. have you seen this page… can99.ℂ­om

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  2. Intl

    @intl Specifically the first vid!

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  3. djhighnote

    Hmmm all these Mariah haters are conspicuously missing. Every artists lip-syncs from time to time. I guess now they aint got $hit to say since this was obviously live. *insert the sound of crickets here*

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    Andrew Reply:

    @djhighnote, I was there… I’m a lamb for life, but she lipped America The Beautiful. I wish it wasn’t so but that’s what it is. They taped it 3 times and she didn’t sing it live once. The other two songs are live though.

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    Neutral Person Reply:

    @Andrew, Right. And I don’t mind because I am used to artists using pre-recorded trakcs either to back up or lip. She’s not the only one, was not the first and won’t be the last to do this. Remember the 70s/early 80s where a lot of studio performances were not live?

    If people can’t hear and tell the difference between the 3 performances then they are deaf indeed.

    Hero sounded wonderful and #Beautiful was the best performance of the song so far. You can hear her voice changing and her breathing, so accept it please.

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    stan Reply:

    @Andrew,

    i was there too and the only part that sounded similar was the whistle note, which i assumed was live anyways.

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  4. Quinn

    Heh. We’ll never hear MC do an upbeat song … her voice can’t take it.

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    Brandon Reply:

    @Quinn, LoL, she’ll end up doing tons of them on her new album, then you’ll be back here trying to find some other way to demean her.

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  5. Jason

    She lips people attack it. she sings live people ignore it.

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @Jason, because she still sounds a mess…no one is checking for her anymore hunty

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    Jason Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Says the person that made it in this post.

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  6. Angry Birds

    OMG i wish she would stop preforming beautiful with miguel, like just sing his part… and enough with her sitting, it looks so tacky, get a stool and make that shit acoustic if you don’t want to stand. Someone please take me back to the e=mc^2 days, lord

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  8. Nothereforher

    She’s so tacky sitting on fucking hay and her voice is a mess!!!!!

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    Brandon Reply:

    @Nothereforher, The original video took place in a barn. She sounded like Mariah.

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  9. Ginger Breadhouse

    She sounded AMAZING. God I love her

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  10. Ginger Breadhouse

    20+ years in the game and shes the one showing all these talentless twigs how to shut it down LIVE!!! Cant wait for The Art of Letting Go, everything she comes out with is genious

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  11. Jay-Me

    That is the best performance of #Beautiful I’ve seen her & Miguel do. That was definitely live.

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  12. Bobs

    Man she looks like a beached whale on that hay….. Wtf

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  13. K

    Amazing Mariah! Performances of Hero and Beautiful were her best of late. Lambs, post the links to the videos on twitter so that more people see it and enjoy the Pitch Perfect live vocals! Also download the remix feat. Jeezy- it’s a must have.

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  14. jogie

    umm did anyone notice her pants were unbuttoned. and i have to differ it was tacky to just lay there on hay and sing . im assuming she didn’t get up bcuz her pants were unbuttoned. anywho im over beautiful to be honest . remixing it with asap rocky doesn’t help either. sorry mimi.

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