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

The Thanksgiving Day parade had major star power 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 slim in the sparkly number as she sang her 1988 hit Straight Up.

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

Still go for it: The Thanksgiving Day parade had major star power on Thursday morning.  Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit

Still go for it: The Thanksgiving Day parade had major star power on Thursday morning. Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit

Cute look: The star looked slim in the sparkly number as she sang her 1988 hit Straight Up

Cute look: The star looked slim in the sparkly number as she sang her 1988 hit Straight Up

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

‘For all of you tuning in at home while you prep your JENNIE-O® Turkey, check out JennieO.com for all your holiday needs!! #JennieO #Turkey #MacysParade @hormelfoods @Macys.”

She was seen in a glittery catsuit singing her heart out.

Waving to the audience: Before Paula sang, she wore a golden fluffy coat

Waving to the audience: Before Paula sang, she wore a golden fluffy coat

Happy to be part of it: the siren is back in the spotlight this year

Happy to be part of it: the siren is back in the spotlight this year

With temperatures reaching 50 degrees on Thursday morning and clear skies, spectators should have a clear view of the 16 giant balloon figures that will take flight 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

he show continued 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.

With a friend: Here, the singer was seen with late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon

With a friend: Here, the singer was seen with late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon

In addition to the iconic balloons, the parade will also feature 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and various music stars will make their way on Thanksgiving Day.

The tradition goes back nearly a century, when Macy’s Manhattan flagship held its first Christmas 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.

Fun times: PAW Patrol balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in Manhattan

Fun times: PAW Patrol balloon flies during the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in Manhattan

Made to shine: She wore heavy eye makeup with crystals and plum lipstick

Made to shine: She wore heavy eye makeup with crystals and plum lipstick

It was created in the hopes of attracting customers for Christmas shopping.

Over the ensuing decades, the parade has grown and evolved into an hour-long event filled with sky-high balloons, celebrity performers, and festive floats.

Paula made the news last year when she underwent a breast reduction to make her implants smaller.

The former America Idol judge underwent corrective surgery 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.

She had a backup dancer: Paula can be seen in the background on the fun green and gold float

She had a backup dancer: Paula can be seen in the background on the fun green and gold float

Ring it in: She also flashed a huge champagne colored ring to match her look

Ring it in: She also flashed a huge champagne colored ring to match her look

In a video shared on Instagram by InMode, a medical device company — for which Paula is a brand ambassador — she said, “With my height, I’m short, I started with smaller breasts, and about 20 years ago I had implants put in.” and the more I danced, the harder it got on my back.

“As the years go by, so does gravity, and I was just always up for that [they were] a bit too big for my frame, and I wanted to take out the old implants.”

Also in the video – which was recorded before the surgery – Paula is told by her surgeon Dr. Jacob Unger that his plan is to “reshape the breasts really well and get the best overall shape and contour to suit your body.”

She can certainly dance: the siren was wearing black high heels with black stockings

She can certainly dance: the siren was wearing black high heels with black stockings

The ‘Opposites Attract’ hitmaker professes her excitement, exclaiming, ‘I’m very excited. This is going to be great.’

In 2019, Paula spoke honestly about the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures she had undergone, emphasizing that her goal was to enhance her natural appearance and not pretend she wasn’t aging.

Speaking to PEOPLE, she said, “I feel like I’m aging as gracefully as can be, with a healthy outlook. Dancing with passion every day keeps that going. Aging is inevitable and I didn’t really put too much pressure on it.’

The day of: Early Thursday, Maria Carey was spotted heading to the parade

The day of: Early Thursday, Maria Carey was spotted heading to the parade

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